• Books

    Mark Manson

    Now, Mark Manson had dropped off my radar. A couple of years ago I applied to be his virtual assistant, but I never heard back, almost certainly because I don’t feel I ever got…

    16th January 2018
  • Picture of me reading


      Way back in the summer when everything was a big mess I had a booking at the house for two students to stay. The whole few weeks they were here were intense due…

    9th January 2018
  • Picture of granny squares
    Crochet Life

    Slow down

      I haven’t written here very much for a long time because 2017 made me not want to write at all. I’m relieved I wrote so little I felt so misaligned, but it’s the…

    7th January 2018
  • Picture of my feet on my run


    I was walking the dog the other day and bumped into one of the regular walkers I’ve seen intermittently over the last three years.   She asked me what exactly I was doing the…

    21st August 2017
  • Crochet

    The blanket of redemption

    I stopped crocheting for a bit. For me that’s a sign that something, in this case my all, is extremely awry. This craft has become for me as natural as breathing. I notice the…

    2nd August 2017
  • Instagram logo with the words Dopamine posted behind it.
    Crochet Life

    The #instasabbatical

      I’m going on an intentional instagram sabbatical from now through to the end of the summer holidays. That means I’m deleting the app, not posting and not checking in. I’ve been putting up…

    21st July 2017
  • Image of the headspace app logo

    Headspace Meditation

    At the start of 2017 I wrote a couple of things on the blog that I was going to try to do¬†with my year. The aim of those things are to put me in…

    7th April 2017
  • Crochet blanket making

    Making a crochet blanket

    This was my kitchen table this afternoon. I went on a brisk bright walk with the dog and then got my hair cut this morning. I planned on having the rest of the day…

    21st March 2017
  • Crochet

    Another crochet blanket

    As usual – pretty shocking at updating the blog that’s supposed to chart my creative pursuits. However – here’s some pictures of the new crochet blanket I hooked up after the Brighton Half. It’s…

    11th March 2017
  • Photograph of the babette crochet blanket I made

    Babette blanket update

    When I began this blanket at the end of November I was hoping to add one square per evening. This was my background daily project that would grow slowly and on days where it…

    1st March 2017