A grey school blazer is lying across a black and colour mosaic-patterned rucksack and a pair of black slip-on shoes. They are all left on a tiled floor against a brick wall.

Monthly Musing – June 2022 – School’s out

Not so small daughter finished school today. I watched her walk down the path from the car park into the school building for her final exam and knew that when I drove away, that...

A view across a crowded stadium towards a stage and a giant screen showing a picture of Harry Styles. He is wearing a red and purple t-shirt and singing into a microphone

Here and there

Has it really been a week since we last chatted?! I hope you’ve had a good one … if you’re in the UK then you’ve probably been a bit too hot and then cold...

Flaming June

It turns out (I have discovered since I started writing this post) that ‘Flaming June” is actually a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton but in our house, the expression has always been used rather...

Platinum Jubilee weekend

How was your Jubilee weekend? Ours was very low-key; we had other family events on over the weekend so they took precedence but I did find a moment to walk around the village on...

A strand of turquoise blue yarn lies on a pale wooden table. The yarn has broken and been plied together again, leaving fluffy edges at either end of the join.

Help, there’s a knot in my yarn!

“Help, help, there’s a knot in my yarn!” Anybody who has ever bought a ball or skein of yarn, whether commercially produced or hand-dyed, has probably come across a join, knot or a dye...

Monthly Musing – May 2022 – Moving on

My Dad always used to joke that I had never really left home because I had left things in the garage that I never quite got around to picking up. There was certainly truth...

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