1. The moment in decorating when the ends feels not necessarily imminent but at least possible. 2. I find envelope stuffing strangely pleasurable: refining my system until it is as efficient as possible so the task takes on a repetitive, meditative quality. 3. A cream-filled lemon muffin.
1. Hundreds of chickens – little red specks in the giant field – mill about in the early morning mist. 2. The blue robed woman stands in her garden, watching the train go by. 3. Suddenly the rows of terraced housing give away. The glorious green slopes draw the eye down to the curve of [...]
1. I wake up just before dawn to the sound of some low half-barks – Lily getting excited in her sleep. She’s still in her bed so I go to her to soothe her. Next time I wake up, perhaps an hour or so later, she’s lying in between us, on her back with her [...]
1. When we wake up, there is an email waiting for us — a video submission for Ukepedia. We smile and laugh as James sings about Fozzie Bear, delighted at the effort he’s put in (8 minutes, 16 seconds!) and amused by how it came about. 2. The sun is setting as I walk back [...]
(One from last night first) 0. I cleanse and moisturise my face before going to bed. When I look in the mirror, the cream has replaced the pallor of the day with healthy pink. 1. Two squirrels spin a spiral around the silver birch tree. 2. Considering it’s supposed to be a World of Warcraft, [...]