Couples for Couples Tag

Or something close to that. Friends, Cordy is having a Lovely Blog Party all of February, and this is one of the tags she's posted. It was "excessively diverting," in the words of Elizabeth Bennet, so I strongly suggest you go have a look around her blog. This is the "Couples for Couples" tag, meaning…

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Boys Who Knit, or Monkeys With Typewriters

Not too long ago, I taught my brother how to knit. I've been able to knit since I was four or so, and as such have been designated as my household's  knitting authority. I tried to teach my sister, but the dear girl has the attention span of a flea when it comes to handwork...there's…

Having A Ball

Ladies and gentlemen, it is almost 4:00 AM, and I have just finished watching the BBC's Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball. By way of explanation, I am suffering from a bout of insomnia. But Oh. My. Goodness. My mind is...not blown, because "blown" does not quite do justice to what has happened to my brain…

Oh, Look: A New Year!

Note: I wrote this post on New Year's Day...and then forgot to post it. But better late than never, right? After all, it's not February yet. Whenever a new year rolls around, I like to look back at the last one--I think we all do. This day, arbitrarily chosen to mark the beginning of the…

The Twelve Days of Christmas Tag

Behold, my first tag! Deep breaths, Eliza...don't get too excited here. Merry Christmas, my dears! Or whatever winter holiday (Hanukkah, Saturnalia, the solstice, etc) you happen to subscribe to. As a Christian girl, I happen to do Christmas...which is how this tag came to be. The rules are simple (ish): 1. Link back to the…

The Unique Blogger Award

Some time ago (in other words, last month) I was nominated by Meher for the Unique Blogger Award. Thank you, Meher! I've never been nominated for something like this, so it's definitely special. Query, however: is it the blogger or the award that is "unique"? 🙂 An award seems to be much like a tag--there…

The Book Lover Tag

So, I was tagged by Rae, who was tagged by Rachel, who was tagged by Ruth, at which point my internet-snoop-trail ran out. The rules are simple: answer the questions, tag more people, and have fun! If you could rewrite the ending to any book, what would it be? The two that come to mind…

Favourite Things

Well, raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are all quite well and good, but they're not exactly my thing. This week, I come to you with a post I've wanted to do for a very long time: a list of my favourite things. It's abridged, of course, but here is a little glimpse into…

Michaelmas

Every year, going back as long as I can remember, my family has celebrated Michaelmas. It's taken various forms over the years, but it's a comforting constant in my life. I grew up in a Waldorf household, and we always focus on simpler ways and traditions. Which explains why we spend one day out of…