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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A crafty year!

Would you believe me if I told you that it has taken me an entire year to realise that I can make the photos in my posts bigger? Yes. Read it and weep uncontrollably, for it is sadly so. Worse, I have even reflected, from time to time, on what a shame it is that the photos are so small. In the words of the immortal Bart: doh! Continue reading

There’s always a catch…

And there I was – only a very short while ago – feeling rather pleased with myself, having – at last – found the trinket box catch (or clasp or latch) I’d been looking for. Indeed, not only had I managed to find the catch I wanted but I’d even succeeded in truffling out the miniature screws I needed to secure it. Ah, the wonder that is ebay. I was positively swollen with contentment.

‘What are you on about?’ I hear you cry. Well, it’s like this… Continue reading