Films I love to knit to

We all have those films we revisit again and again. Films we know all of the words to, ruin for new watchers with the immortal lines ‘this is a really good bit’… you know the ones.

Well, these happen to be perfect films to knit to, because we all know that once you get absorbed in a good knitting project, you lift your head up to the TV and half the film’s gone by. (Mr Shortrounds must get so fed up of me constantly asking him ‘what just happened?’)

So I wanted to share with you my list of ‘watch again and again’ films that I never get bored of and love to knit to!

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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National poetry day 2015

The Patience of Ordinary things – Pat Schneider

It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they’re supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?



Top 10 Instagram accounts to follow


Shortrounds Instagram

I love Instagram. It’s so useful to me. It’s where I share my blog posts. I keep my days documented in a little photo diary thanks to this app. Instagram is such a positive, enlightening social media platform, much like Pinterest – with subscribers seeming to perpetually circulate positive messages and images. It’s where I go for a pick-me-up.

I follow A LOT of Instagrammers, but here are my Top 10 Instagram accounts, that help to keep my feed filled with inspiring and uplifting photos all day long! Continue reading

Happiest when somewhere else…

I think it was C.S Lewis that said, ‘you can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me’…and I could not agree more.

Give me a good book, a quiet corner and a cosy-covered teapot and I’m in heaven. I studied English Literature at university, and happily read myself into oblivion on a daily basis. A practice I sadly cannot sustain working a 9-5 job. I do my best to read as much as I can, be that in printed form, or (more recently now) on a screen.

Like most people I wager, I do most of my reading when on holiday. So now, with the convenient and ‘light-packing’ wonder that is the e-reader, my Kindle gets loaded with more books that I buy paperbacks. A sad truth, but one I’m not guilty about, because let’s face it – both mediums have their pros and cons.

Here are just a few of the things I like to lose myself in nowadays. I warn you, it’s a mixed bag! Continue reading