Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

We had an autumnal trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park last weekend, which has apparently become tradition. It's YSP's 40th anniversary and the above installation is part of that, you can read more about Zak Ové's work here. My other favourites, as pictured below: a big rat head (always relevant to my interests), these awesome sculptures that make me think of the plaster citizens of Pompeii, and my always favourite Speed Breakers.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Crochet Lovey Blanket

We went to visit our just-four-month-old nephew last month and I thought I'd try making him a little something. I'd never really heard the term 'lovey' before and I'd never seen any of these adorable little half-blanket-half-animal type things, but I love them and want at least ten for myself as a grown adult.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Bodnant Gardens

I am 28 years old next week and in my whole entire life living in the UK I had never been to Wales until last April, which was a terrible oversight and I can only apologise for myself. I took an excessive amount of photos and thought rather than lump all of them in one post, I'd try and split it up a little, starting with Bodnant Gardens and some gratuitous botanical close ups.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Some wordy thoughts about a wedding

It has (again) been quite a long time since I last blogged, and I have (again) decided that rather than draw too much attention to this I'm just going to dive right in and hopefully you'll do the same. (I don't really know who I'm speaking to here. I think a blog that updates once every nine months is probably overshooting to expect readers. But, you know. Hi! It's me again!)

I don't think I really know how to blog this way anymore, or I've just grown a bit too self-conscious as I've gotten older, but I don't really have a 'home' on the internet these days and it's a nice idea to have somewhere I can collect everything. I spend a lot of time on instagram but it still feels very much like microblogging and the lack of neat archiving options is a bit horrifying. So here I am.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Goodbye, 2016

I saw this article yesterday about 'romjul', which is apparently the Norwegian word for the weird days between Christmas and New Year and seems to mean being cosy, going for winter walks, and 'mindful mooching'. I very much like this word, though I am taking this interpretation with a pinch of salt, as one of our favourite hobbies as English speakers right now seems to be borrowing words from other countries and (so I'm told by my exasperated friends on the mainland) reading more cultural significance into them than is probably really there to find.

(I keep sending my Danish friends photos every time I see something going wild for 'hygge', our newest obsession, complete with pronunciation guides of varying degrees of accuracy. "Hooo-gah?? HOOO-GAH? It just means cosy or nice, please calm down" - my confused and exasperated Danish friend. As an aside, apparently Danish is impossible to pronounce correctly for non-native speakers and they can spot us a mile off. There's even a phrase considered a sort of 'test'. There's also a fun little video guide to 'hygge' pronunciation here, which I also cannot say. I'm so sorry, Danish speakers. I'm glad you didn't have to witness me trying to say these things.)