Saturday, 17 March 2012

Fascinating film that says it all really..............

I've  been interested in Ladakh and its culture for a very long time now, since I read Helena Norberg-Hodge's book  Ancient Futures - Learning from Ladakh.  A link to this wonderful film was put up today in a group I belong to on Facebook - it's well worth watching, there is so much to be learned from it. I liked the fact that as well as showing the general greed and consumerism, poverty, loneliness and isolation that can be experienced in the west, she took time to show the two woemn some of the positive aspects too - the farmers' market, the ethical shop, etc.
A real eye-opener of a film from which everyone can learn something, a joy to watch.

I don't watch rugby..............

- so I spent the afternoon doing this:

Details here:

Friday, 16 March 2012

Flying pig................

Every woman should have one lol

From the Spud and Chloe website

Tea cosy

Can't seem to stop with the colour!!  lol

From The Gentle Art of Knitting by Jane Brocket

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Unexpecteds for a Thursday.............

............   not feeling much like doing housework today, so just took things as they came. Sat by the stove keeping warm, fire box door open; socks still on; half a tea cosy knitted; lovely unexpected conversation on FB with my dear friend; several cups of tea made for me by my son; watching conspiracy theory stuff on Youtube; no cooking tonight; decadent glass of wine half way through the afternoon...........

Sometimes it's good just to kick back and take things as they unfold. After all, the ironing will be there tomorrow for me :)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Book bargain

I had these delivered today :) 
A full set of all 12 self sufficiency books - Grow Your Own, Herbs and Spices, Household Cleaning, Spinning, Dyeing and weaving, Beekeeping, Cheesemaking, Foraging, Hen Keeping, HomeBrewing, Natural Remedies, Preserving, Soap Making.
I already have the Foraging one, which I paid full price for something like £6.96/£7 odd if I recall correctly. The full retail price would have been an astonishing £ 95.88 had I bought them individually.

A very worthwhile investment for the £15  The Book People were offering them for, couldn't resist!  To celebrate such a bargain, I also invested in a quilting book and a knitting book - total bill, inc p&p was £26.98.

Wonderful. :)

A letter from women to world leaders

Please watch, listen and sign

Thankyou x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Colour - and lots of it!

Well, I did say I wanted more colour in my home! lol

These are the two cushion covers I've been working on, ready for making up, along with the ripple blanket I've started. Do you think it's all bright enough? lol

Monday, 12 March 2012

Staying strong

''Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do; but to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell paart, that's true strength'' - anon

''Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds'' - Einstein

''Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising very time we fall'' - Confucius

''Fall seven times, stand up eight'' - Japanese proverb

''Either I will find a way or I will make one'' - Sir Philip Sidney

Serendipitous words.............

It's been a very hard weekend here for me.............. while I was looking in  a notebook for some info I needed, I came across this that I had written in some time ago:

'Do not look back or you may define yourself by what you have been, rather than by what you are becoming'

Right words for the right moment