Jun 22, 2020

Life This Week 22/6/2020: Share Your Snaps.

Learning to crochet has been a humbling journey.

An entire Saturday afternoon's work was reduced to this unpacked ball of yarn.  Turns out I'd been doing both single and double crochets completely wrong.  I'm happy to report, though, that I've finally gotten both stitches down pat and I'm well on the way to having a new throw for the sofa sometime soon.

Relief was the word that crossed my mind as  I looked upward in my back garden.  The worst of the raking and sweeping for this winter is behind me.  I can definitely manage cleaning up after these last few stragglers.

I'm pretty sure the inverted glass and jam jar mark where I tossed my basil seeds.  I'm hoping the glassware will hothouse my seeds and make them grow.

Descaling the kettle is one cleaning up job in the kitchen I'll never get tired of.  It's practically effortless.

Ditto getting the laundry to dry indoors. I finally got myself a proper indoor airer / dryer to do the job.  It's proving to be much more efficient than draping things on the furniture in the spare room, closing the door and then hoping for the best.

A bowl of strawberries after lunch.  As much of a lift to the eyes as they are to the tastebuds.

Of course Aldi was a key destination on my first visit to the shops beyond our local supermarket.  I thought I'd missed the hustle, bustle, bells and whistles of the Westfield but it all left me feeling twitchy and desperate to return to the bowels of the car park to get myself home.  Everything seems to take that much longer to find than it would if I were at home with a mug of tea and my laptop....  At least I got a substantial supply of my favourite chocolate.  It will tide me over until I'm brave enough to next return to the shops on the weekend.

It's a photo of nothing special, really.  The clouds reflected off the surface of a puddle of rain on the top floor of the work car park.  But there's something about the play of light, texture and aspect that makes me feel very centred and in the moment when I look at it.  It's a function of my city girl core, isn't it? To be able to find calm in a car park.

How's your week been?

Good, I hope.


  1. The clouds almost look like you're seeing them through ice! It is indeed an interesting pic. And well done on the crocheting

  2. A lovely week SSG and love the blue sky and cloud reflection image. Aldi chocolate is delicious although I have set a challenge not to eat chocolate in June so I'm very tempted now! Only 8 days to go. Have a great week. #lifethisweek

  3. I can't believe how busy everywhere has been, I think the contrast is starker seeing as it's been super quiet under lockdown. You're so clever being able to crochet - it's something I'd love to do but I am just the world's worst crafter!

  4. I love that cloud reflection in the puddle shot, it says a lot! #lifethisweek

  5. I like that dryer / airer. I don't use my outside clothesline so put everything in the dryer or on an airer but mine is very old and probably needs to be replaced by something from this century!

    Well done on learning to crochet. I can't knit or crochet and am not entirely sure I have the patience to learn to do either!

  6. I've only been going to Aldi in the last hour of them opening - which here means it's nearly empty. Feel much safer that way. I'm still just leaving places if I feel too crowded or twitchy. Higher risk household so it's just not worth it. Thankfully going first or last thing seems to be working for us.

  7. The cloud reflection looks amazing! Good on you for being able to crochet - I honestly have never been able to despite being taught for years when I was younger. Hope you have a great week ahead

  8. I love your cloud reflections...and don't the strawberries taste amazing at the moment?

  9. Winter uniforms and drying..you made a good choice. Use the air in the house to dry. Outside isn't cutting it right now. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek and I look forward to seeing you again next Monday when the optional prompt is 26/51 Best Time Of Day. 29.6.2020 Take care, Denyse.


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