Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Hello all!!

It has been a while since I last did a "lately" post. As there are too many things to list, here are just a few for this instalment.

I have finally finished a blanket for my friend's baby. My mum helped with the finishing touches, and I have to say, I am quite pleased with it. I am now knitting a big blanket for myself:

I got a new lunch box when I visited Copenhagen for a long weekend recently. I love it so much:

A present from myself to myself. It has had only one outing so far, but I really like it. It goes really well with skinny jeans and heels. It is from my favourite shop Joy.

This beautiful ring is my latest addition to my ever growing collection of rings. A present from my mum. Occasion - simply because loves me and wanted to make me happy. My mum makes me happy without buying me anything. She is the loveliest and kindest person I have ever met. I think of my mum when I wear this ring:

Onto the less superficial things. A movie I first saw when I was a teenager. It is made by one of my favourite film makers, Jim Jarmusch. It features John Lurrie (the great jazz musician) and Tom Waits (no need for introduction there.) I strongly recommend it if you can find it anywhere these days (maybe Amazon). It is very funny and the music is beautiful.

Books on my coffee table. I have to admit that lately, I have lost focus when it comes to reading. I read newspapers every day, but don't seem to have the concentration to sit for two hours and read. These two books should get me back into it. One is by Howard Jacobson (my second favourite writer, closely followed by the great Haruki Murakami). It is a collection of his column articles from different newspapers he wrote for, over the years. The other is a novel I picked up in the library and don't know much about, but am hoping will get me back into reading.

In other "lately" news, I have this tom cat that keeps coming into my flat almost every evening. I like cats, but I am afraid I am not sure I want this one to make my home, his home. Purely because he gives me a fright every time he comes in. I am usually pottering around the house, doing things and being busy. My balcony door is always open and he keeps sneaking in without me noticing. I am not sure what to do. He seems to like being here.

That's it for now. What have you been doing lately?

Red xx


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Red:

This is a very eclectic and enjoyable mix of a post which provides small insights into your life. We really do love all your new acquisitions from your Danish lunch box to your mother's gift of a wonderful ring. Wonderful.

We think we understand what you mean about the tom cat - and this from those who love cats!! Perhaps best to try to discourage.

Mary Jo said...

Oh I love catching up with all that you've been up to. Congrats on knitting that blanket!I just read today that they've found knitting is as relaxing as doing yoga. Who knew? Your new lunch box is so fun and the dress is just stunning! It must look great with your hair, and btw, I think conservative makeup probably suits you as you already have such a wonderful hair color (I always wished I'd been born with red hair) ha! Anyway, I feel for the tom cat, I hope you can keep him. He's probably just sneaking in because he doesn't want to be rebuffed but obviously he's picked you - can't wait to hear what happens with him!
xo Mary Jo