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Thoughtful laughing explorer of life.
Interests: radio, zines, cooking, philosophy, walking, cycling, poetry, architecture, trees, water, ecology, mixed media art, contemplation, exploring fibre and frabric as art as well as craft, gardening as meditation and food provider, silence and solitude, living lightly, finding needs met creatively and wants banished gently, blogs and podcasts, community connections worldwide, living a positive productive life with peace and laughter., printing using lino letterpress etc, world music and cinema
Recent Activity
The long absences here have neither been planned nor railed against they have just been, it is my life. Gaps never filled, activities not remembered, people missed but not as name only feeling, days engaged with but impossible to bring to mind without detailed notes and pictures etc, etc. Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Vernacular Wandering
Let the world know I understand it is not grey:0) (hint if you click on the photo you'll get to see the skeins 'large') Flamboyance Yarns Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Vernacular Wandering
Given the title of the last post and the fact that this one is a week later you may understand when I say the next step found me floored and making very few steps since last Saturday. I didn't actually fall off a step or the like 'just' fell from... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Vernacular Wandering
Sometimes I come across something that not only stops me in my tracks but stays with me for days and weeks later. Recently I was pointed towards a video clip on YouTube and found myself sitting watching and listening to a reality, that I recognised on so many levels I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Vernacular Wandering
Low cloud finally lifted and the moon rose on a clear evening tonight. Chilly, but clear and bright - maybe spring is checking out the valley as place to stay for a few weeks rather than what has seemed short hours thus far. Potting up stawberry runner plants given to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Vernacular Wandering
After a whole day with sun and blue sky on Saturday , though can’t really say that the temperature was hot it was pleasantly warm, Sunday brought the return of rain and heavy low cloud so temperature dropped and view of sky or even the bottom of the garden was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Vernacular Wandering
The long fast went well. My body didnt revolt too much, the secret for me is definitely to drink lots and accept that coffee does help with pain meds kicking in to action. I decided that during the hours when I would have been cooking eating etc I would make a concious effort to pause and consider the great fortune I have in being able to make this decision not have it forced upon me by circumstance or edict. No lack, how could there be when I have easy access to clean clear drinking water and if food was needed there is my larder sits ingredients for many a meal. We were blessed with a blue sky sunny day even if the wind was still rather keen so I spent some time outside sitting on the yard with RnB happily snoozing on their rug, after teeth cleaning of course:0) I played with some yarn that I want to weave up into fabric for a Teddy Bear Im wishing to make. Its certainly not going to be a brown or black bear as the colours I was playing with were yellow, black and pink and if you know Sirdar Wash and Wear Crepe youll understand that this is not going to be an understated bear:0) There is a story behind why that yarn and I may well blog that when the weaving has begun in the meantime it makes me smile. Also given that Spring has made fleeting forays in to my garden but declined the invite to stay or even move in a little introduced colour doesnt go amiss. Today rain is back combined with icy wind so makes yesterday all the more a gift.
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2013 on Lost in Transit at Vernacular Wandering
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Looking round a room, a building, an expanse of fields and mountains, peering out to sea there is always something I feel that is somehow lost in transit. I know I have all the different documents to cross borders, orders and officialdom writ large but still there is always something... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Vernacular Wandering
Goodness, that sounds like an exciting project to be part of. I wish you well with your bid for the prize but get the distinct feeling that the group of people you have on board will not let prizes or lack of stop this important work. Glad to see that knitting still holds you in its embrace and you find moments to stop and breath deeply:0) We, Rhys and Banon, Flo-cat and me have today greeted the awakening of Spring with time in a rather neglected but much loved garden on a day when blue sky visited and rain is only showing itself now, chilly wind but in shelter the sun was warm on the nose. Daffoduils are showing shoots and buds seem to be forming early even after the last month of -C temperatures, hurricane winds, heavy snowfall and even heavier rain and that was just one day!:0) the joys of a lush green country with a water table that is two or three inches above the ground at present even here on the side of the valley. Glad to hear your family is doing well may the wheels of Academia get some WD40 added to them so you all may be together as you wish sooner than a memo can get round a department, cough. Yes life is loved deeply here in Wales, moments are always so good at continuing to arrive don't you think:0)
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2013 on Another New Year! at lifelong knitter
I celebrate New Year in November - Celtic, Beltane, 1st November so January 1st is a new calendar but not new ‘spiritual’ year for me really. However, I enjoy the sense of the new so the approach of a new calendar year is time for sorting out my desk, putting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
Seems that Winter Solstice this year is extra special given the doom and gloom from end of world propagators and the cyclical calendar of the Maya… ...for me the Winter Solstice always does seem to mark the end of a world and the beginning of another, as the spec of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
Watching others eat is always interesting especially when they are 12 foot off the ground. The fat ball container hangs from a Hawthorn tree outside my bedroom window, it went up on Monday morning and is proving popular with the Blue Tit and Sparrow communities along with Bull Finch, Wren,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
As autumn turns most definitely and somewhat defiantly to winter the last leaves to dance to earth are replaced by crystallized blades of grass. The sparkling spider’s webs are lost to high winds and driving rain if not hail and snow and the valley regularly wakes to low cloud and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
'Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in' Leonard Cohen And so I begin again, but then I do that every morning so silence here should never be seen as the end. There will be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
Recently I was asked to fill in the blank space after given phrases. My responses were, I suspect, not quite what was expected as the impetus of the form came from a business forum where emphasis it seems is often very much on the use of hyperbole plus the use... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
Passing sun smiled on gift each presented me food she awesome song me nightshirt clad she red breasted we flesh and feather life in concert Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
Someone recently told me they knew that I had enrolled on something only after a great deal of thought as it had involved a lot of money for my budget. I laughed and said so you think I’m some kind of cheapskate or miser then. I thought they’d just laugh... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
"We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Vernacular Wandering
All those words and no trees died such magic:0) As I am a fairy godmother to a wee flock who have recently delivered four lambs in to the hands of my co-fairy godmother I'd love to win the book for her as its been a steep learning curve
Toggle Commented May 27, 2011 on Racing For Words at Yarn-A-Go-Go
Yes he has got that glint in his eye but in reality he's a bit of a sweetie I'm told, he loves company be that his sister and mum or the shepherd or better still her dog. We think he would make a good sheep for someone who keeps a flock for fleece and mowing possibilites as he is actually very gentle likes being handled etc, not like the other male lamb who is definitely up for rough and tumble as long as he comes out top:0) Both boys will almost certainly need to leave this flock but as to where we've a while yet to decide. For now the picture opportunities are plenty and all four lambs are happy growing and keeping all the ewes 'entertained' :0)
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Thanks for your comment. I'll be in touch by email soonish. We are trying for rooing rather than shearing as that gives a better quality but have to catch them at the optimum time to roo but great way to collect from back and neck etc and keep each area separate. I've spoken to my friend and she's as happy as I for you to get a package from Uk:0)
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Thanks Beth, it is tentative but it feels like a beginning that is good to share with you. our journeys have certainly had moments to stop us both in our tracks over the years but I'm so glad we met and continue to journey together:0)
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