Many characters in our lives have personalities which would not be out of a place in a Jane Austen book. We just wish they would stay there and not be in the book of our lives!
Seemed appropriate to make that comment on World Book Day.
So – in the midst of the chaos I unfortunately have to live my life through… I have sought refuge in Jane Austen and my crafts.
I hadn’t been aware that there had been a TV adaption of Sense and Sensibility in 2008 – so with glee I have settled in recently and escaped to their world for at least one hour a week.
All the baby knitting has been completed, and I am now back to Wedding Shawls, and finishing off socks. It seems everyone suddenly needs them, including me
I have discovered how to make Moka Coffee - with a Moka Pot and my culinary adventure continues – and strangely so does my weight loss now I understand how to construct healthy food, rather than relying on randomness of take away food provisions, or other people’s ideas of nutrition.
I just need to get the budget for ingredients under control – I am still somehow having to cope with feeding others (?why?) but whilst they are happy to clear up and act as guinea pigs that seems a fair exchange. Toby even told me this week that he now liked mushrooms as I was a good cook… ah well, feint praise is better than non at all, I am comfort myself…
But budgeting for creativity was never my strongest point – so for Lent I think I will challenge myself to use up wool, paints, inks and other consumables – a challenge indeed
But at least it will be a practical way to restore some sanity to my life…and hopefully make some space for new adventures.