One row at a time

It requires a different strategy. Gone is the idea of building the frame and filling in the middle. The edge is black, all the way round, with the barest of subtle variations. Only one side can be built with any confidence. This jigsaw was intended as a treat once the last uni assignment had beenContinue reading “One row at a time”

More red please

We all need a bit of inspiration every day. I’d run out of jigsaws. There were still some old ones, but they didn’t inspire. Even so, I did try. It was very yellow, and I’d barely started before I abandoned it. So, on a rare shopping trip, when a heavily laddened table of cut-price jigsawsContinue reading “More red please”

Is it farewell to on-campus study?

This is probably our future. It is highly likely that a lot of tertiary education will stay online, even when we can move freely again. It suddenly dawned on me the other day: I miss the libraries. I miss the New Arrivals shelves where books from different departments would all sit together until they wereContinue reading “Is it farewell to on-campus study?”

Parisian Online

Do you like your books to be emotional roller coasters? Or perhaps you prefer an evenhanded approach? I’m a night-time reader who aims to distract her brain from the ups and downs of the day; roller coasters are banned. After those rather unpleasant, and so very masculine, transits across the United States in On TheContinue reading “Parisian Online”

2020’s photo project

The first green of a germinating seed; an unseasonable volunteer tomato; the bright colours of a new lining stitched into an old purse. Each delight demanded to be shared, and a new photo project began. . For the last couple of years, I’ve been enjoying fun little photo projects each week. First, it was assemblingContinue reading “2020’s photo project”

Perspectives in Blue

Half of the comments suggested I would do as I always did. The other half offered an alternative. There were two comments … in total. It was evenly divided. I would inevitably disappoint someone. I’d already overcome one dilemma to get to this point … now I had another. . This was a very blueContinue reading “Perspectives in Blue”