Handknit Socks

Here's a poem by Pablo Neruda on handknit socks:- Mara Mori brought me a pair of socks which she knitted herself with her sheepherder's hands, two socks as soft as rabbits. I slipped my feet into them as if they were two cases knitted with threads of twilight and goatskin, Violent socks, my feet were... Continue Reading →

FO: Coffee and Cake Fingerless Mittens

After some beading on my Quaker Ridge Shawlette, I got a thing for beads. So I decided to put some on another project too. I had some nice, big chunky yarn that I had promised fingerless gloves out of to a wonderful friend of mine who also suffers from cold paws, she has MS and... Continue Reading →

What Happened to Old-Fashioned Appreciation?

It seems inconceivable that manners, good plain Ps and Qs, could ever pass out of fashion.  To me, the simple pleases and thank yous of daily life are an inherent part of humanity, a vital cog in the machinery of society.  You could probably throw in apologies for good measure too.  What would happen to... Continue Reading →

An Award, Some Nominees and A Few More Birdy Thoughts

Now, wasn't that a nice, succinct title?! A few days ago Jester Queen nominated me for the Lovely Blog Award which I mentioned in a previous post and today I'm back to fulfil a few more criteria. First up, I have to share seven things about myself that I haven't previously shared.  Hm, what can... Continue Reading →

Weather Report

  I don't know what month or season it is at the moment but I don't like it, not after we had such a glorious spell over the last two weeks.  Two weeks in which I was incredibly tied up with things and couldn't fully appreciate it.  I had just realised how stunning the neighbour's... Continue Reading →

Life is Too Short

“Life is too short” is not an excuse to live recklessly; it’s the reason to live thoughtfully. When I read this in a post from Life from the Trenches, I had to share.  I think there is a prevailing attitude of eat, drink, be merry with a hefty dose of hang the consequences thrown in... Continue Reading →

Would Like to Meet …

OK, so it might seem a bit of a random choice but I want to see a puffin.  Yes, a puffin.  A real, live, genuine puffin.  For some reason, photographing a puffin didn't connect even though they are seriously photogenic.  They're iconic, a simplicity of form that translate so well into a simple black and... Continue Reading →

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