It's not a long walk home from aerobic dance class, just five small blocks, and I've walked that route hundreds of times. But it's still full of beautiful surprises. Walk home with me now and I'll show you what I saw tonight. Small bunch of grapes, elegantly squashed. 2. A question mark on the footpath. … Continue reading Walking back home: joy of serendipitous pavement art
Friends know that I'm a fabricaholic. A few years back they gave me this luscious blue, gold and purple fabric from Bangladesh. It's stiff when ironed, and crumples shortly afterwards. It's semi-transparent and yet firm. Elegant, yet camp. Symmetrical, yet erratic. Now, what to do with this cloth? For us fabricaholics, that's never an issue. … Continue reading Exotic fabric finally finds its function: a TV cosy
Please interpret my dream! My GP flying and dancing to show me how to fix a security breach in my HTML?
When grandchildren are almost grown up, buying fewer gifts could be an easy transition, we hope. Looking at the wrapping for the gifts we shared this year, we're already on the way. Only a few years ago, I seem to remember the wrappings filled a large rubbish sack. It's a sad fact that at 18 … Continue reading A parsimonious new year: an easy resolution
(Reposted from my Boot Camp for the Bonus Years, 2015.) In which somebody is mean to me, and I am sustained by rote phrases to a painful situation. This week I magically applied lessons from a course on the Science of Happiness to shift myself from despondent to normal in a twinkling. Normal for me … Continue reading One hop to happiness: learning kicks in when needed