Monthly Archives: December 2011

I found him!

The last time I was at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art,  I was wondering where the Antony Gormley sculpture was (I’m still very embarrassed that I haven’t been to visit all the Antony Gormley sculptures yet.  I’ll drive … Continue reading

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Christmas knitting

I couldn’t post about these at the time I was knitting them, so a brief post now… I rarely knit for other people.  I am a slow, fussy knitter, with a vast number of things that I want to knit … Continue reading

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(A bit of) 2011 in blog posts

Linking up with Mama Kat’s writing workshop again…  the prompt is to choose one post from each month in 2011.  Given that I’ve only been blogging since August, this’ll be quick!   But it’s nice to look back. In August … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Way: a final post

I’ve only just got round to actually finishing the Artist’s Way. On the 4th of December, I posted that I was dawdling and I’ve just stayed like that really.  I did my morning pages quite well until I was away … Continue reading

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My Fantasy Christmas Dinner (after dorkymum)

I loved dorkymum’s fantasy Christmas dinner, so here’s mine: Catering: I take it the Man versus Food guy would be a bad idea?  Nigella’s pretty much a parody of herself these days so I’m going to say Nigel Slater, with … Continue reading

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Things I miss about England

We were ‘down south’ for a lovely wedding this weekend and wandering round the more beautiful parts of Abingdon made me think about all the things I miss about living in England (I guess this is the flip side of … Continue reading

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Donation frustration

It is one of life’s little ironies that, while I am an enthusiastic and in fact somewhat evangelical advocate of blood donation, I am completely crap at giving blood myself. I have teeny-tiny wizened little spidery veins that like to … Continue reading

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Another version of Kim’s Game…

I was saying yesterday that remembering everything that had been sitting on my living room side table is like Kim’s Game… Well, what is far more like Kim’s Game is the seasonal pursuit of glancing at your Amazon wish list … Continue reading

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Too much stuff

I am having one of my periodic overwhelmed-with-stuff moments. I love getting actual Christmas cards (though I’m not as good as I used to be at sending them all out) and I enjoyed wrapping a bunch of Christmas presents today. … Continue reading

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What I have learnt about knitting

I learnt to knit as an adult on Boxing Day 2008. I had expressed some interest to my fantastic sister, mainly because she was knitting things herself that were extraordinary, and I was quite excited by the idea of making … Continue reading

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