Occupational Therapy

As we all know, in times of isolation it is vital to entertain and occupy ourselves. I have heard a few regrets voiced by people who claim they can’t craft. Well, ladies, I have the solution for you. Today your nursery teacher has brought in a lovely little task for you. You can print and…

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.…

Contemporary Astrov!AU

[Note: What follows is meant to be fun, not downplaying anything. If you find humour misplaced at this point in time, please don’t read. I do not mean to make fun of or anger anyone. On the contrary, I am trying to escape into happy-ending fantasy, to cheer myself – and others? – up.] Do…

A Very Merry Christmas to You All

We are nearly there. All the shopping is done, the tree is up and decorated. There is the church service in the afternoon, then the traditional sausage and sauerkraut for dinner – and then it is unwrapping time. At the beginning of December I wondered whether I was going to be able to go through…

Waiting

The big quiet has already started. Although not when I look out of my window. The square in front of my house is completely parked up. Last Christmas shopping, I imagine. The fourth candle on the advent wreath has been lit, and the holidays are there. I am waiting. For my mother’s arrival late this…

New York, New York

Seriously, sometimes I have no idea where these things come from… The (original) photo is called ‘Lunch Atop A Skyscraper’, and no doubt it is one of the most iconic pictures of all times. I have always liked it, and don’t ask me where this came from, but I wasted spent a couple of hours…

Just for Fun

After the Cliffs Notes from Monday, it appears I am on an editing spree. Ah well, *two* edits don’t make a spree, but anyway. We were discussing how we might need a whole course “Armitage 101” in order to understand the master himself when he crypto-tweets at us. Raven Grace on Twitter suggested a sweat…