WIP Wednesday: Back to Normality

Wow, the first full week back at work has been a bit of a shock to the system! Not just because I've been laid around at my leisure throughout the holidays, but because I've also decided to stop drinking Diet Coke. I've gone from drinking at least a litre a day, which was to help cope…

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Small Things: #2

Welcome to my first post of 2016! While I’d love to say that it is filled with loads of exciting things I’ve been up to over the last three days, my life sadly isn’t that exciting. For me, the first three days of 2016 have been dedicated to a lovely slow wind down in anticipation of my…

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2015 in Pictures

Oh 2015. What a bittersweet year it has been… January At the start of the year, I was living at my Cambridge college. January proved to be one of the toughest months I've ever lived through: a friend of mine suddenly passed away, and as with everyone who knew her, I struggled to come to terms…

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Best Nine Projects of 2015

I suspect most of you are lolling about and trying to recover from the madness and calorific intensity of Christmas. I know I am, although I am currently preparing what is hopefully the last Turkey dinner of 2015. Although I'd love to share with you the wonderful festive food I've been enjoying, I can't face…

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Christmas in the Shire

Do you recall last week, when I declared how pleased I was that I finished my knitted Christmas gifts early this year? It didn't last for long.

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Small Things: #1

Seasons Greetings! With only five days until the big day, it’s completely natural that Christmas is everywhere you look at the moment. Here in London, the streets and public transport are busier than ever as shoppers hustle to buy things in time. To be truthful, it’s both incredible and highly stressful in Central London at the…

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All Wrapped Up

Phew, I was right: Christmas mania has well and truly arrived this week. Not only has the volume of people on the streets and in the shops increased tenfold over the last few days, but my workload has been busier than ever as our clients prepare to shutdown for the Christmas period. I finished on…

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Christmas Gifts for Knitters 2015

I know I've left it a little late, but I thought I'd pass on my advice regarding gifts for knitters. As an avid knitter myself, experience tells me that most non-knitters shy away from purchasing knitting-based gifts for one or both of the following reasons: a) they don't know what to purchase or; b) they're worried they'll buy the…

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Recipe: Festive Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread biscuits evoke a lot of happy memories for me.

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WIP Wednesday: Getting Festive

I love this time of year: the point where Christmas is everywhere, but still sufficiently far away that things haven't gotten too manic. The parties have just started to happen. Christmas cards are arriving. But Christmas is still over two weeks away, and the holiday wind down hasn't begun. For the most part, almost everyone is still…

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