Category Archives: Guitar

Left, write, left, write…

My writing is still going steadily. Despite Titch’s efforts to the contrary. 😀 Just putting one word after the other. Not that I don’t have bad days, and even on a good day I often end up with less words … Continue reading

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Crazy Tatting Lady

One of the benefits of tatting is that it is so portable. I hate wasting time in queues or waiting rooms and always have my tatting in my bag. This has the added benefit of people coming over to ask … Continue reading

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Silence of the Guitars

Sunday 18th January. I mentioned in a previous post that I have been teaching at the same school for 9 years. I started out one day a week, then two and for a couple of years I’ve been there three … Continue reading

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Resolving Resolutions

I have a nasty tendency to tuck things away to ‘keep them safe’. This means that cleaning out cupboards can resemble an archaeological dig. Of course it also means that a lot of time gets wasted with ‘Oh goodness, I’d … Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My Homework…

One thing you hear a lot of as a teacher are excuses. Many, many excuses! Most of them are along the lines of ‘I forgot’. This does not fly very well because I write down the homework, plus write the … Continue reading

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Works not in progress anymore…

Finished up two of my Works-in-Progress. This Flower Bookmark is based on a pattern by Bina Madden, but I don’t know who did the adaptation! I found it somewhere, but it doesn’t have the name of the person on the … Continue reading

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A Snowy South Africa

We really don’t get much snow here on the Highveld. Not because it doesn’t get cold enough, but because we are (supposed!) to be a summer rainfall region, so when it’s wet, it’s usually not cold enough, and when it’s … Continue reading

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