So, back in the day when I thought I could plan things, one of the intentions for the sabbatical was to think about evening services, and specifically, to learn a bit about what others are doing in the evenings. Therefore, I, completely unscientifically, contacted various friends with a short set of questions. And because I… Continue reading A Sabbatical is not a holiday….a task yet undone!
When I have time to play, I don’t only make little things. Sometimes I sew. These are some pieces I have finished recently. I’m very good at choosing what to sew, and I love the process of the doing of it….but it appears I tend to forget to finish off, press and mount the pieces.… Continue reading
Today started with a long walk; we were due on a train from Big City to slightly less Big City at 9.30, and walking across Big City is much nicer than trying to take the transport system at that time in the morning. So off we set, with me pulling a case. Pulling the case… Continue reading Trying to keep up
I’ve just got my latest essay back, and it would be fair to say that I am disappointed with the mark. (as, it appears from the comments, is the marker….”this is elegantly written, but unfortunately I must give it a low mark”…) I have managed to write a history essay rather than a literary one,… Continue reading On reading the question….
“Keep a to-do list”, they said. “It will help you schedule things”, they said. “There is satisfaction in ticking things off”, they said. “It gives you a sense of control, and stops you worry about what you might be forgetting”, they said. So I have been doing, for a few months now. And this is… Continue reading It’s been a long time since I wrote about to-do lists…
“I’ve never actually managed to say that before” was a phrase I heard myself utter yesterday. Give the amount I talk, this was surprising, both to me and to the Esteemed Mentor to whom I was speaking! But it was also a helpful moment – finding the words to put around a “thing” that was… Continue reading Listening well
I’ve been a bit silent, I know. It was my post-Easter trip away. We went North, and it was wonderful – though my capacity to fall asleep every moment I sat down (or to have to struggle not to!) made me a less than ideal house-guest. Though, at least I was a quiet one! I… Continue reading