Lately…

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I feel like I’ve got out of the rhythm of blogging. Sometimes I think my time would be better spent doing other things, but when I stop for a while I miss it. I’ve seen these kind of  ‘currently I’m…’ posts on other blogs from time to time, so thought I’d try it to get back into the swing of things.

So lately I’m…

Reading… My course textbooks – my current module is interdisciplinary so we’ve been learning a real soup -mix of interesting things with a focus on the study of material culture: including museum and heritage studies, Greek vases, Pompeii, and the early modern book.

Browsing… A few Slow Cooking books from the library, looking for some good Autumnal recipes that I can set going in the morning to be ready later in the day without too much bother. Because when it comes to cooking, I am lazy 🙂

Cooking… This recipe for lentil and cauliflower curry today… that should warm us up!

Baking… Mince pie tart to use the mincemeat jars leftover in the cupboard.

Watching… the wonderful BBC series The Secret Life of Books (some episodes are available on i-player).

Gazing… out the window at the leaden skies, the rain, the messy sodden garden that really needs tidying up if only it would dry up for a while.

Disappointed… at not getting a job I interviewed for last week at the local history centre.

Considering… getting the paints out later and having a doodle while listening to Chris Evans breakfast show on playback to cheer myself up.

Wondering… whether I have time in my days to fit in any knitting or crochet, and whether it’s worth starting something that may take me months to finish. So many inspiring blog posts lately, like Melissa, Jennifer and Christina’s lovely creations, I only wish I had more time. I’m still very new to crochet so might try something simple like maybe this blanket?

Loving… this format to write a blog post. Sometimes I find it so difficult to start, but when I have a structure to work around it makes it so much easier.

It’s supposed to get down to minus degrees here at the weekend, and I have a trip to Bristol for a day-school planned… better dig out my scarf and gloves! Wishing you all a peaceful weekend.

Kim x

9 thoughts on “Lately…

  1. Job searching can be demoralising. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will find your dream job soon. Thanks for the bump, much appreciated. The blanket I am making is perfect for beginners, you only need one crochet stitch. I do a row at the time, sometimes two in an evening. I don’t mind if it takes months, it is relaxing. Lucy at Attic 24 has written an excellent tutorial on her blog. x

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    1. Hi Christina, I’ve been self-employed for many years now, and I’d forgotten just how much I loathe job interviews. I might just stick to self-employment after all.

      I’m going to have a look for Lucy’s tutorial because I love the look of your blanket, thanks for the recommendation. x

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  2. I have had big plans for crock pot cooking also but have never wrapped my brain around it (or invested any time in learning it either) though I have a close friend who has mastered it. Maybe need to take some pointers from her.

    The links you added here for afghans are fab! Such variety in crochet. It doesn’t matter if it takes you months or years to complete. A lovely thing about it is that it will never not fit or be out of style and it is a portable craft. Easy enough to do while watching television and eventually warms you lap while you are working on it. I really loved Christina’s. Also appreciate you mentioning me here. Thank you.

    This is a nice way to do a post. I particularly like how you started each line there with the verb… Very nice 🙂 Cheers!

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  3. Beautiful post… I am sorry that you didn’t get the job, it may be a cliche, but everything is for the better! It means something more exciting is waiting for you. I hope you will find some time for crafting soon!

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