Pride and…

oh I was trying all sorts of puns and wordplay: .. and press your dish..and pressure fish, ..and tested, blah blah blah But honestly, after a caipirinha and a bottle of wine, I’m amazed I can type at all, let alone make puns………… Some pics: Bears and cubs I’m surprised I lasted that long, as … Continue reading Pride and…

Simply Red

After my little wardrobe blitz, I noticed a dearth of red…and, conveniently, some red and reddish fabrics among my more recent acquisitions. Serendipity! So, just cut out and ready to sew I present: Another Folkwear Frontier shirt, using the mega-red roses stretch cotton sateen.  I’ve placed the pattern to put roses on the body sections … Continue reading Simply Red

Schadenfreude

While gloating [in my inimitable way] about the HUGE HEAP of stress that’s just landed on management at work, I decided to check the spelling of schadenfreude.  And found a delightful Wikipedia page which has furnished me with a whole heap of alternatives: Greek:  epichairekakia [anglicised as epicaricacy] Latin:  delectatio morosa [anglicised, morose delectation, a … Continue reading Schadenfreude

Bad news…

…comes in threes? I had some crappy news last week. The first was the not unfamiliar announcement that there are impending redundancies at work, and we won’t actually know if we have jobs in September, until decisions are made.  Great.  As the main breadwinner, that’s potentially utterly disastrous. The second was a very stressful phone … Continue reading Bad news…