enough

A busy month… or so [evidenced by letting my self-imposed June blog post deadline slide] and at times harried headspace has had me contemplating how much is enough… amidst short winter days, abetted by commonplace accoutrements of day-to-day life, revolving household routines, diary full of reminders and moveable post-its, and to do list that functions … More enough

Sweet nostaglia

Autumn, not only my favourite season but one where nostalgia for the good ol’ days kicks up a notch as well as fallen leaves. Beyond the blessed rearview mirror perspective of festive season bullshit bustle, and with its tendency to confer gentle weather [although less than optimally wrought in 2022], mid-autumn notably also heralds the … More Sweet nostaglia

Frugal and fabulous

Frequently I apply the hashtag #frugalandfabulous to my Instagram posts. The reality of our bank balance-income-budget means our lifestyle needs to be economically viable and futureproof… but fabulous at the same time. “There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” ~ Calvin Coolidge Ideas simmered … More Frugal and fabulous

Summer edition

The tagline of this blog has always been there is an art to the everyday. For a while now I’ve been posting on the blog about once a month but pop in and out of Instagram most days; posting, commenting or liking. Currently I don’t have the inclination to write longish/numerous blog posts so the … More Summer edition

What you want…

It’s been a strange few months. After adapting to pandemic lifestyle and waiting and hoping and rescheduling and waiting and hoping… eventually incredibly the G.O., Diesel-dog and I got to do the three planned short trips and family catchups that comprised our wishlist for the second half of 2021. Nevertheless, our success hasn’t instilled sufficient … More What you want…

Real Self…

At the end of 2020 the first half of the forthcoming year looked tantalisingly empty. What to do with study-commitment-free time? Something creative? On 29 December 2020 I posted “Other 2021 goals involve planting roses in the garden [suggesting that old dogmas can change… previously I wasn’t much for roses] and expanding its range of … More Real Self…

Just the usual…

Where did April go? Oh wait, I know… I’ve encountered the enquiry “What are you doing today?” frequently enough of late to make me curious. It’s not something I’d noticed previously. Naturally, I Googled “Why do people ask what are you doing today?” The answer I found made sense: When someone asks ‘what are you … More Just the usual…

my best life…

It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say… but my voice feels inconsequential, too-quiet and diminished by the big things and noise of broader social & news media. However, this morning, Saturday… my long-time favourite day of the week… it occurred to me that actually what I’ve been doing, repetitive and day-to-day as it … More my best life…