quiet instead of panic is a blessing :: Journal 30th Jan – 2nd Feb

30th Jan – soft boy This month feels like it should have ended two days ago, at least. Today it has rained a lot and we spent lots of time clearing and faffing around. I baked a wheatsheaf loaf from my Paul Hollywood Bread Book. Husb said it looked a bit like an octopus. Sure itContinue reading “quiet instead of panic is a blessing :: Journal 30th Jan – 2nd Feb”

Vivacious Gusto :: Journal 26th Jan – 29th Jan

26th Jan – not every wave is a tidal wave The roof snow is still melting and the pavements still have their tired cake icing layer. I woke both of us up at around half six this morning by unconsciously kicking my hotwater bottle out of bed, it made a heavy wet rubbery slouchy sortContinue reading “Vivacious Gusto :: Journal 26th Jan – 29th Jan”

It seems too grand a dream at present :: Journal 19th Jan – 25th Jan 2021

19th Jan – it seems too grand a dream at present I daydream about success as I pop the berocca into my water and move into the bedroom, overhearing husb’s morning meeting as I go. I daydream about a splash of attention when I finish my quilt, comments and likes and who knows, interviews forContinue reading “It seems too grand a dream at present :: Journal 19th Jan – 25th Jan 2021”

I collect my thoughts in my mind inexpertly :: Journal 14th Jan – 18th Jan

14th Jan  Last night I thought about holidays, train journeys, meeting up for dinner, being close to people you miss. This morning it is raining with a papered over grey-white sky. Every surface is wet but a wet that’s set in, as if it’s been a while since the actual rain, but it’s settled onContinue reading “I collect my thoughts in my mind inexpertly :: Journal 14th Jan – 18th Jan”

a truly sarcastic level of social distancing :: Journal 11th Jan – 13th Jan 2021

11th Jan – eight years together  Husb just came in to wish me happy eight years together. We’d both forgotten. This isn’t our wedding anniversary, that is a bigger deal for us these days. This is the date of our first date. It’s just lovely to think about us going on our first date eightContinue reading “a truly sarcastic level of social distancing :: Journal 11th Jan – 13th Jan 2021”

the rapid collapse of society :: Journal 4th Jan – 9th Jan 2021

4th Jan – a calm sense of closure I mean, it’s definitely the quietest birthday I’ve ever had, no trips, no visitors. Last year we saw Ian McKellan’s one man show, packed into a tiny theatre seat amongst strangers. Given the limitations of these days I didn’t want to leave the house much anyway. WeContinue reading “the rapid collapse of society :: Journal 4th Jan – 9th Jan 2021”

the dopey sense of universal love :: Journal 1st Jan – 3rd Jan 2021

1st Jan 2021 – an already cold room Last night we watched the 2019 version of Little Women and the detail of Jo’s inky fingers made me miss having inky fingers from using this pen. The year has begun, an already cold room. A difficult grey place, given the world we’ve had to live in.Continue reading “the dopey sense of universal love :: Journal 1st Jan – 3rd Jan 2021”

Creative Folk: Joanna Harker Shaw

“When I get stuck with a character I’ll paint them”   Joanna Harker Shaw is a novelist, photographer, and artist.  In this interview they talk about the stubbornness needed to complete a novel, charity shop finds, and combining visual arts and writing. Their twitter is: https://twitter.com/JoHarkerShaw and their website is: harkershaw.wordpress.com   What is yourContinue reading “Creative Folk: Joanna Harker Shaw”

Eddus Watches: AJ and the Queen

Rupaul’s Drag Race has been a huge success, it’s been on for over a decade with 11 main seasons, 4 all stars seasons, and most recently the excellent UK version for BBC Three.  Unsurprisingly Rupaul has been searching for another project to capitalise on this success, to strike while the hot glue gun is hot.Continue reading “Eddus Watches: AJ and the Queen”

Eddus Plays: Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009/2016)

“I loved Ezio… who wouldn’t want to play as a beautiful, tortured Italian fuck-boy, who is mates (and maybe more?) with Leonardo Da Vinci?”   Having been a Nintendo boy for the past few decades there are whole franchises I’ve been interested in playing that I’ve not been able to until now. Last year, IContinue reading “Eddus Plays: Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009/2016)”