Tag Archives: Life Lately…

Life Lately … Losing my Dad

A recent bereavement put me on blogging hiatus. I’ve been grieving the loss of my dad. Diagnosed with cancer before Christmas we lost him on the first of March. Exactly a year since my spinal surgery, I’m still reeling from the roller-coaster of 2016/17.  Tongue tied, I’ve felt like I couldn’t carry on and blog […]

Life Lately … October edition

Here’s a little up date on what’s currently floating my boat. Lately I’ve been… Watching: Luke Cage, and Big Bang Theory (series 9). Can’t say either of these are really doing it for me, but I’m all out of shows that I love right now. Obsessing: over Bjork and Radiohead’s old music videos. Fascinated by Bjork’s […]

Life Lately… Summer’s End

This summer’s been far from uneventful. I’ve been busy with job interviews, grand days out, and the odd gig for good measure. Taking stock I’ve been… Enjoying: working in a University environment for the first time in years Waiting: for payday before I buy anything Hoping: I’ll be temping for more than a few weeks Liking: […]

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Life Lately… Post OP Spring edition

If you can’t take stock after a serious operation then when can you? Here’s where I’m at so far this Spring: Making : Good progress in my recovery from spinal surgery Reading: Lots of lovely books and comics people have sent as get well gifts! Wanting: To be well enough to enjoy the spring weather. […]

Frosty the Snow Cat - Happy Xmas from Geen Genie

Life Lately… Yuletide edition

As Christmas encroaches along with the end of the year, I feel prompted to ‘Take Stock‘ of where I’m at right now: Wondering: If I should grow out my fringe Liking: Jewel toned nail polishes Loving: The colour red, its goes great with dark hair Pondering: A purple/red hair tint for xmas? Buying: Last minute gifts and wrapping paper […]

Autumn trees- Taking Stock

Life Lately…Autumn 2015

I don’t normally do this but now that October is here and Autumn is officially begun I felt like ‘taking stock‘ and sharing a little of my personal life : Drinking : Copious Earl Grey Tea Reading: The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers Looking: At Instagram far too much Playing: Nine Inch Nails ‘Hesitation […]

Orange is the new Black- last of the summer

Life Lately… Orange is the New Black

Lately according to my Instagram gallery I’m drawn to all shades of rust, red, copper, orange and ochre: Clockwise from Top Left: Bringing the last of the summer in from the garden, orange Irish wildflower Montbretia (Crocosmia)/ Whose been sleeping in my bed? My ginger tabby Sam / And so it begins, the first of the […]

Crystals and Gems photo collection

Life Lately…Crystal Gazing

Lately according to Instagram I’ve been going crazy for crystals. It started with my getting  back into jewellery, now I like having them around me all the time: Clockwise from Top left: I’m wearing my handmade ‘downward spiral’ fossil necklace, hematite wand, and rainbow-moonstone cross/ Miniature specimen jars catch the sunlight on my window sill/ Detail close-up […]

Clogs- riverside reds photo series

Life Lately…Riverbank Reds

Lately according to Instagram I’ve been seeing red! Especially along the river bank… Top right going clockwise: My Red Mary Jane Clogs from Lotta from Stockholm /Graffiti covered by wild ivy/Detail of Rosebay Willow Herb/ Red bamboo-like stems of the Himalayan Balsam (Jumping Jack). I love to walk by the river and my clogs have been […]

photography Sycamore Helicopters- summer greens

Life Lately…Summer Greens

Looking back over my Instagram lately I’m seeing a lot of green. It’s been a long wet summer so far, with what feels like endless rain. Now that I live in the woods and have a back yard of my own I’ve developed a budding interest in wildflowers and botany. Clockwise from top left: Raindrops on overgrown […]


Life Lately…Mysterious Monochrome

My Instagram feed recently featured some mysterious monochrome photographs, some of which are truly vintage while others simply pretend for effect. Meanwhile some shadows don’t need any editing at all! I love the soft tones of aging photographs, and it’s always a joy for me to play at recreating them digitally. Clockwise left to right: My father in […]

The Green Cat

Life Lately…Summer

Lately according to my Instagram feed I’ve been hotly anticipating summer. At almost halfway through June we are approaching mid-summer but I can’t deny the voice in my head is still crying out ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ Summer so far has meant dandelion season and blue skies that belie chilly days. Also rapeseed blossom on the way home […]