Thursday, 19 November 2015



Hello, isn't this just a crazy film? I was going to post up the old faithful of the potter's wheel especially as I have been considering running off to study ceramics after avidly watching the Pottery Throw down programme but the Daleks and mad bad baby doll won lands down. So sorry to have been awol for so long but I have been just run off my feet and have fallen so far behind in my Open University studies I feel as if I am never going to catch up!
This is my final year and while I am quietly elated just to have gotten this far, I am also fairly overwhelmed with the sheer volume of work I need to complete before June. Taking a whole week off to tour around beautiful West Cork at half term and yet another weekend to visit family in London was such brilliant fun but I'm left with a bit of a pre-Christmas panic. So much to do so little time! So I am going to have to put my little blog on hold for a just a couple of weeks just to get my head above the water once more.

I have to confess to feeling a little sad with the growing discrepancy between what I have to do and what I need to do. I'm sure that we all feel like this from time to time. I also have a lovely long list of half-completed crafty projects and really-need-to-do-very-soon crafty projects...
As sweet golden Autumn has turned into dank grey November, it is quite onerous to have to apply oneself to the rigors of Political Theory instead of curling up beside the fire with a good book/crochet/knitting or quilting. I have been peeping in at the wonderful socks that have been curling off the needles at Winkhan Mum's sock along on Facebook and really really want to join in. I have also joined up with Netgalley and want to bring you some extra book chat as well as showing you all the completed (hopefully!) crafty and Christmas projects.

Just to tie up a couple of loose ends, we found a lovely new home for Rolo, in a dairy farm by the sea! Apparently he settled in quite well and has three other dogs to play with. It was quite upsetting at first to part with him but at the same time, yet so rewarding to play a little part in a happy ending. I'm still running - just. I completed a 20 minute jog, which was unbelievably difficult and totally exhilarating and started to see a slight shrinking in the waist. But, my runners need replacing and I'm experiencing sever pain in my feet due to the lack of support so it has been too easy to put off the runs till tomorrow. So, a significant investment in both runners and walking boots has to be made this week and a significant investment of time has to be put towards my degree. Thanks so much for reading this far and I hope to be back very soon. Take care. xxxxx


  1. Oh my goodness! Your life is starting to pile up rather..! Well done on your running though - brilliant: am so impressed! - and well done, too, on reaching your final OU year. Hope you manage to catch up with your studies and with (shudder) the pressure of Christmas.
    There's quite a bit to do here but I can't seem to put the ipad down and get out of the arm-chair... I look forward to your dipping back, as life settles down a bit x

    1. Thanks Lou, don't get out of that armchair just yet! It will all get done in the end. I hope you and the family are very well. x

  2. Gosh I do sympathise with the college work. I've had a serious pile of it this term too. One more to hand in before Christmas which I haven't started yet. Glad to hear the update on Rolo, that must be a relief. Decent running shoes are seriously worth the investment and really do make all the difference- you'll be floating when you get them. If you can find a shop that has a running machine and someone who really knows what they're talking about it's worth doing that too. Looking forward to catching up as and when XX

  3. Thanks CT, I hope your college work is still as enjoyable as it sounds! How is the new job going? I'm looking forward to getting the shoes, I did have my gait analysed which has been so useful, explains why I have had a lot of back pain in the pre-running days. Take care and I'm sure we will catch up very soon. xx