5 things I liked this week – 4.5.18

1. Another nice walk in Richmond Park (the photo above is just outside the park, near Ham Gate). 2. The whole of Homeland this series is brilliant but eek, this week’s episode, it started off a little slowly but I could barely breathe by the end. 3. I’ve finished reading The Immortalists this week, it…

5 things I liked this week – 27.4.18

1. Going for a lovely walk in Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. 2. I’m really happy with how my #100embroideredflowers project is going. 3. I’m doing a writing course at the moment and absolutely loving it, my first pieces have just been assessed and I got some comments I’m really pleased with, particularly as I’m…

5 things I liked this week – 20.4.18

1. Watching Andrew Scott’s Hamlet on iPlayer, it’s very good, Scott is infinitely watchable and I loved the modern setting with security guards instead of soldiers and the ghost on CCTV. 2. Sunshine! 3. Getting another excuse to go to Ikea. 4. This skirt from UNIQLO, a black jersey swishy maxi skirt with a wide…

5 things I liked this week – 13.4.18

Calm train journeys. Exploring Bradlaugh Fields with K. Coming home (nothing beats your own space). Visiting The London Museum of Water and Steam with my dad and kids. Discovering, about a week after my mother in law gave me an Easter Egg that I thought I couldn’t eat (due to soy), that instead of soy lecithin, it…

5 things I liked this week – 6.4.18

1. K finding me a soy free Easter egg! (Montezuma’s organic chocolate) 2. A nice Sunday walk. 3. Continuing to organise the flat. 4. Cooking some really nice recipes this week. 5. Bittersweet, but one last opportunity to spend some time with the great group I’ve been volunteering with, although hopefully I’ll see them again…

Sneak peek – a ‘finished’ sampler (and our new bedroom)

I finished my Dropcloth Creativebug sampler yesterday, here it is hanging up in its temporary home on my new desk*. I’ve fallen in love with Dropcloth samplers, I didn’t realise but I actually already had one, I bought Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops book, some time ago, I was looking through it again recently and I…

5 things I liked this week – 30.3.18

Finally doing the Beverly Brook Walk. Getting a new front door! We live in a 1930s flat and although we’d love to keep as many original features as we can, there’s only so long that things like windows and doors, put in in the 30s, can last. We had to replace the windows a few years…

5 things I liked this week – 23.3.18

1. It’s fill stitches this week on the Creativebug embroidery challenge and I am so enjoying it, learning some new stuff too. 2. The sun on the Thames. 3. An excellent parents evening with Z, he’s doing really well at his new secondary school, he even seems to have morphed into a boy who contributes…

5 things I liked this week – 16.3.18

1. Being able to get some washing on the line, at least briefly. 2. Learning some new stitches with the Creativebug embroidery stitch-a-long (I’ve been embroidering for years and so it’s cool that there’s still some new stitches out there for me to learn). 3. A lovely Mother’s Day with my kids. 4. Finishing an…

5 things I liked this week – 9.3.18

1. That it’s no longer snowy, icy and bitterly cold, I mean I liked it (maybe not the very cold bit) but I hate that stage where the snow has got all mushy and then it freezes over night and the next day the pavements are ice rinks, I hate that, so I’m glad that…