Goal!

Long time, no blog! But you know what? The crafting hiatus has actually done me good. It’s not that I haven’t done anything crafty at all while I’ve been offline, but it’s been good to sit back, breathe, consider my creations made and in the making, and smile a little. Not least because… YES, you guessed it… I’ve finished my Homeric fussball table makeover project at long, long last. E voilà:

The first goal of the season has finally been well and truly scored!

The first goal of the season has finally been well and truly scored!

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Up with the mindfulness, down with the anxiety

I’m going through a period of (quite a lot of) earnest reflection at the moment – and the extent to which I really need to change some of my thinking patterns is becoming increasingly and abundantly clear. I’ve been aware of this for a long time, actually, but in recent months it’s come into some fairly sharp relief. Which is a little bit scary and unsettling. On the other hand, awareness, understanding and willingness to give change a go are good things and important first steps, so hoorah for those!

Randomly inserted photo, just for the hell of it.

Randomly inserted photo, just for the hell of it.

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Going to penalties

OK, on this occasion I admit defeat. Hard as I tried, I didn’t quite make it – and the new football season kicked off this weekend without my fussball table makeover being quite complete. I have been trying to resign myself to this frustrating fact since about 6pm yesterday, and almost 24 hours later I still haven’t quite managed to let it go… So now seems like a good time to do just that: and, BREATHE… Continue reading

Come on the blues!

Yes, the day has finally arrived. No, I haven’t been to see Chelsea – or, indeed, any other football team with a blue strip – in action. I don’t think the season’s even started yet, has it? (Shows how much I know about football.) But I have been working closely with one particular bunch of players. This lot, in fact:

The blue eleven (not all pictured).

The blue eleven (not all pictured).

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Battling the blues

It’s true: I do find that craft is a great tonic for keeping the old anxiety in check. Blogging, too. Which is a very good job, because that’s one of the main reasons I’m doing it all! That said, the blues I’m battling right now look more like this:

One down, 10 to go.

One down, 10 to go.

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Come on you reds!

No, I’m afraid this post is not about Manchester United, in spite of the title, which I couldn’t resist. It is actually all about the fact that I have – at last! – finished kitting out my red fussball team in their new strip:

The reds are ready for action... almost.

The reds are ready for action… almost.

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