Month: December 2015

I’ve Been Painting (but Shouldn’t Quit My Day Job)

Once in about five years, I get a crafty fit. It’s a condition to beware of, as I’m exceptionally unskilled. That doesn’t prevent me from attempting, pentannually, dyeing, crocheting or (visual […]

My Corkscrew Got Screwed Up; or, The Worst Christmas Ever

A day before Christmas, something terrible had happened. My corkscrew got screwed – in a bad way – it broke into two pieces as I was diligently applying it to […]

Box It; or, Organising with the Mara Method

Recently I read an interesting post on My Messy World about organising with the Konmari Method. When I saw that Karla used Curver boxes to store her things, I felt […]

Poetry 101 Rehab: Odyssey

In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab. Ulysses fares abroad adventuring Penelope waits at home for him With the quiet heroism of women

Weekly Photo Challenge: Now

In response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

Poetry 101 Rehab: Wrapping

In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab. Everyone is wrapped In covers Of false faces For others To choose From

Weird Czech Seasonal Traditions; or, Carp in the Bathtub

Unless you’re Czech, you’ll be surprised to find that we Czechs have one of the weirdest sets of Christmas traditions ever. They range from tampering with dangerous chemicals (lead pouring), […]