Tag Archives: Learning new skills

Going backwards to go forwards?

Sometimes it’s worth looking to the past to help us move forward. As I am increasingly doing in my journey with food – revisiting old ways of doing things; gradually reducing any reliance on ‘convenience’ foods; trying to ditch unnecessary … Continue reading

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Allotment update: September 2017

One of the things I love about working an allotment is that it really keeps you rooted in the annual cycle of life.  And yes, the pun is fully intended, and very appropriate. Now, in September, as many of the … Continue reading

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Just playing around (and a request!)

After finishing the last big (crochet) blanket I felt like just playing around a bit.  So I got out all the odds and ends of blanket yarn and started on a small ‘granny stripe’ blanket using Lucy’s online tutorial (Attic24). … Continue reading

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Adventures in crochet

Recently I finished yet another blanket – this one a mash-up between Lucy’s Harmony blanket (which I made last year) and my own experiments in playing with colour.  It was a belated ‘new home’ gift for our god-daughter, who last year … Continue reading

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Playing with colour

You’ve probably noticed by now how much I enjoy colour.  Now I’m learning to play with it myself as well as enjoy other people’s games.  Learning by doing. I’ve been using odds and ends of yarn left over from other … Continue reading

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Whatever next?

Like many, I’ve been pondering what if anything I personally can do to counter the growing sense of powerlessness in an increasingly challenging domestic and world political context. That’s not an easy thing to do, in the face of so … Continue reading

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The allotment: August and September

This summer was different from previous years.  We were away such a lot, and despite no longer working, somehow I seemed to have far less time than usual to spend on the allotment. But it was a good way to … Continue reading

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