Showing posts from May, 2020

Simple Sugar Biscuits: A Recipe

Dear Readers,
I once again find myself on a Friday afternoon with some time to write.  It's funny, isn't it, that considering we are in nationwide lockdown (in the UK at least, although the restrictions are easing slightly) I have even less time than I did before?  
Time is a very strange thing: abstract.  Abstract nouns are names of things that you cannot see, hear or touch, but you can feel or see the effects of them.  Time ravages your body, your mind, or time treats it gently - at once abstract and yet personified.
For years I yearned for "more time" but, like lots of things, the more space you have, the more you find to fill it up with.  Since April 11th, I have been furloughed, but find myself busier than ever.  I thought that my days would be organised and calm, that the house would magically sparkle like those of the influencers I follow on "The Gram", that the jobs that had been waiting so patiently for me to have "time" would find themselve…

Live Streams - Monday Mini Makes

Hello readers!It’s been a long time again, hasn’t it?I often find it hard to get the time to sit down and write, among all the other things I have to do, but I do enjoy it so I hope that you’ll forgive the sporadic publishing of blog posts.Firstly, let me say I hope you and yours are well and staying safe.It’s been a very strange six weeks, hasn’t it?Tough on everyone for a myriad of reasons.I saw a great quotation the other day:“We are not all in the same boat, but we are in the same storm”.This metaphor sums it up perfectly – while Covid-19 is affecting the entire world, how it affects us varies from individual to individual.My life is quite different now to how it was a few weeks ago.I’ve been working from home since mid-March, and then was Furloughed from 11th April from my day job as a yarn store manager.I am so proud to have got the new website up and running in time for my last day, although there’s lots still to do when I return.Although furloughed, I have found myself just as…