What do you wish you could do more every day? Mooch around the shore line like a spoonbill, or amble about a gallery full of modern art, without intent. Drink strong, milky coffee and wander the streets of a city … Continue reading Wish List
I actually got to see a health professional in person! And not just a GP or, as is the norm here now, the practice nurse (brilliant as she is) but a musculoskeletal expert. I’m not quite sure how I pulled … Continue reading Bottoms up!
Last night D decided to look up my name, Eryl, can’t remember why, but the first thing that came up was a hotel in Bangor called Eryl y Mor and this made him look up what Eryl means. Which led … Continue reading Lookout, lookout!
‘And it’s true that I am a person of enthusiasms,’ writes Nigella Lawson in the introduction to her book, Simply Nigella.* I, also, am a person of enthusiasms. Some people may call them obsessions; some passions; some fixations, but I … Continue reading Enthusiasms and the Kitchen
The Brain, within its Groove Runs evenly–and true– But let a Splinter swerve– ‘Twere easier for You– To put a Current back– When Floods have slit the Hills– And scooped a Turnpike for Themselves– And trodden out the Mills– … Continue reading Possession
It’s six-o-two on Christmas morning. We are in a distillery cottage on Islay, Dave is sleeping, the wind is roaring round us like a fury, causing the wood in the stove to burn too quickly. I can’t work out how … Continue reading And, Away!
I tend to think I’m rubbish at working to someone else’s specifications. That commissions stifle my imagination. But, the only projects I’ve managed to complete, successfully, in the last year or so have all been commissions. All my current self … Continue reading Artist Date 2: A Commission
Me, digging – pulling silly faces for the camera is easier than trying to look not-hideous these days. Saturday 27 February 2021 The rain has abated and, although you wouldn’t call it warm, the chill has gone. We’ve even had … Continue reading The Dig
It’s a month since the UK government announced lockdown. The Husband and I began our personal self isolation a week earlier on March 16, so, five weeks and counting, we’ve pretty much adapted to our new routine. The only thing … Continue reading Unlocking
I’ve been working my way through Benjamin Hardy’s 30 Behaviours to Make You Unstoppable in 2019, and am half way through #12 which is about reducing your avoidance behaviours. Hardy gives two main reasons for avoidance and in the last … Continue reading In Search of a Harmonious Self