Planning ahead-14th Mar 2022

When I was growing up, my Mom had a little sign on her desk at home that looked something like this: I think it must have taken it to heart as being prepared ahead of time has always featured heavily in my thinking throughout my life. I just hate the feeling of panic that arises… Continue reading Planning ahead-14th Mar 2022

My other sewing machine-13th Mar 2022

I did promise I would tell you about the other one. It may not be what you think. And, if I love the first one so much, why do I need another one? One word: zig-zag. My beloved 201K is a straight stitch machine and there are sometimes when a girl could really do with… Continue reading My other sewing machine-13th Mar 2022

The only corkscrew you really need-11th Mar 2022

Also known in the music business as a “gig spanner”. There was a time when the very thought of trying to open a bottle of wine with one of these things filled me with terror. Yes, it really was that bad. On so many occasions I tried and only managed to pull out half the… Continue reading The only corkscrew you really need-11th Mar 2022

The posh glasses-10th Mar 2022

While these glasses ARE more posh than the Duralex ones I spoke of in a previous post, we have used them everyday since we bought them in Jan 2021 and they are not as delicate as you might expect. The Covid business was dragging on by then and we thought we would treat ourselves to… Continue reading The posh glasses-10th Mar 2022

My 1st Singer sewing machine-9th Mar 2022

We met my Singer treadle sewing machine yesterday but I would like to tell you a bit more about it. This particular one was built in about 1945. Actually, I can tell you exactly when it was built. By looking up the serial number that is on the little metal plate attached at the front… Continue reading My 1st Singer sewing machine-9th Mar 2022

Household mending-8th March 2022

Mending tea towels? REALLY? Get a life, girl! The obsession with mending things comes from a pig-headed streak in me, I admit it. There was  a time when I had the same mis-matched tea towels as absolutely everyone else I know. I bet even the Queen has mis-matched tea towels. They are, without doubt, the… Continue reading Household mending-8th March 2022