Friday, February 22, 2013

50 days: half way

Well it's 53 days actually. Not doing too well. Have cleared quite a lot of paperwork but the house remains a tip apart from the kitchen - and a door just fell off a cupboard in there!

On the other hand, I've learned how to do Tunisian crochet! I've also made a few small items to give away.

Life is tricksy it seems to me. Still wondering what the meaning is - it could be 42 but I'm not so sure....

mug cosy and knitted vase
Tunisian stitch

jolly Easter rabbit

Saturday, February 16, 2013

By Portsmouth Harbour

My big brother's 70th birthday party last evening and then today we all went for a walk by the seaside at this lovely spot:

The sun was shining and all right with the world.

Monday, February 4, 2013

at the library

Thinking about Geoff Barton's book Don't Call It Literacy! made me think about my own parents and what we did in terms of books. It wasn't an affluent upbringing financially but in other respects it was. Every Saturday my dad took me to this library

I think it was first built by a philanthropist Passmore Edwards (St Ives Cornwall).

A love of books was born!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

100 day catch up

The last three weeks of the 100 days has been affected by snow, work stuff etc etc but finally I have again caught up with e-mails and have run my last ever online tutorial! Sorry to say that allthough I see the potential I have not enjoyed those.

Yesterday I cleared the mind with a fairly long drive (1 3/4 each way) which was good thinking time, to Broadstairs and back. A walk on the sea front was certainly invigorating!

The drive there, across the area of Thanet was lovely, with pools of sunlight and glimpses of the sea. On the way back, the clouds made inky swirls in the murky jam jar of the early night sky.

Still a lot of work to do on my 100 day project but slowly, slowly getting there.

I like the board walk and the row of beach huts - one of my favourite places to be.