the painted veil

  • July 20, 2012 6:22 pm

Lately, I’ve been mulling over the idea that instant gratification isn’t always the best, or most ultimately satisfying, kind. I constantly bombard my husband with lists of jobs I want him to do around the house, things I think we need to buy, I long for a new pair of shoes or a dress not altogether…

Digging deeper

  • June 5, 2012 9:00 am

Lately a combination of things have brought up some interesting questions for me about how and why to blog. I was discussing this whole blogging/social media circus with a dear friend of mine just last week. And when I say dear friend, I mean this is the lady who delivered my baby and conducted my…

yarn along

  • May 30, 2012 11:49 am

Still on the stripy raglan sweater for Violet. Haven’t knit much this week because it’s just too hot and sunny to be knitting. I want to spend all my time. Well. Pottering about in my little garden. So I’ve only managed to summon the will to knit a few rows. It’s grown a little bit…

book of the week {the complete works of shakespeare}

  • May 25, 2012 10:27 pm

Not exactly ‘a book’. But. Today I took my two-and-a-half year-old daughter to the Swan theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for her very first theatrical experience. The play, In a Pickle, is a re-working of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale especially adapted for young kids. Sheep, bubbles, splashing, aromatic herbs and incense, babies, kings and queens and wearing…

a strong spine

  • May 22, 2012 7:00 am

If you ever come to my house and take a look at my bookshelves you may notice a couple of things: 1. for a bookish type I don’t have a lot of books. 2. the ones I do have are kind of worse for wear. I will first clarify the lack of visible books. No,…

Book of the Week {the edible garden}

  • May 18, 2012 6:57 pm

I used to think that my interest in gardening made me a bit of an old granny (read also: knitting). Growing peas and peonies  just didn’t seem very cool so I didn’t really share this passion with anyone else. I remember feeling peculiarly elderly at around aged 23 when a friend’s younger brother brought his…