Flower Power

When I got dressed today I thought, “today is a day for flower crowns”. No reasons, except that flower crowns make me happy. I have been wearing this discreet little number all day. Ok, not quite – I took it off when I went to the post office. My woolly hat didn’t fit over it.…

RA Pocket Shrine 214/? – Colossal

Let’s start the week with a bit of fun. I have stepped back from the computer a bit. It just brings me down to be online too much. Fiddling with paper and scissors, on the other hand, makes me happy. Also, temperatures have suddenly gone down again in Ireland, and typing at the computer gives…

Service Sunday

Hello everybody. First of all many thanks for sharing your tips regarding hand care. It really helped me to find a solution for my current skin problem. Keeping your advice in mind, I dug out a mega tub of medicinal skin cream my hubster had been prescribed last year for a persistent dry patch on…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #12

Ten days after school closures and enforcing of social distancing and working from home, our taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar spoke to the nation again last night. People in Ireland had been staying at home mostly over the last while, and the spreading of the virus had been slowed down a good bit. Apparently they…

A Little #FlatRichie Update

Remember I asked last week what should be done with the Flat Richie logbook? Well, there was a result in the poll, although it was pretty tight. In the comments quite a few of you suggested that Flat Richie should actually stay with me – in my archive, as the safe-keeper, as my gift for…

Distraction Challenge 6 #ADC

Today I am working side-by-side with my son. Or rather: I am taking the opportunity to write my daily post right now as Master Guylty has just left the house for a walk. You may wonder why my son is suddenly here after I had mentioned he had gone into self-isolation. Well, after consultation with…

Re. Happy Mail

A quick shot here because I just had some really important feedback. As much as a little cheering up by post is a nice gesture, our Italian friends do point out that a) postal services are delayed, and b) they are also over-worked because of food delivery etc. That’s a consideration I had not taken…

RA Pocket Shrine 213/? – Still Growing

Today I was the recipient of happy mail. Following Twitter over the last few days, I had already seen some lovely happy mail from Germany reach all over the world. Now it was my turn, and I was laughing as much as I was oohing and aahing over the lovely surprises Kate put into the…

Distraction Challenge 5 #ADC

My daily post comes really late today. That’s what happens when you get stuck in your household entertainments. Soooooo amusing. Not. Apart from the moment when I fished a) two bags of carrageen, collected, dried and packaged by yours truly in August 1998 (… they are older than my son 😂, but unlike him, I…

What a Gorgeous Theatre Photo

Changing my plans for today’s post because of this: View this post on Instagram Waiting for the curtain to rise again – Anna Calder-Marshall, Toby Jones and Richard Armitage @unclevanyaplay @haroldpintertheatre designed by @rae_smith_london #fujix100f #richardarmitage #annacaldermarshall #blackandwhitephotography #theatre #theater #theatrephotography A post shared by Graham Michael (@grahammichaelphoto) on Mar 22, 2020 at 5:12am PDT…