Dear long car journeys, Thanks for the opportunity for some uninterrupted thinking time. Concentrating on one thing allows me to really get introspective – I work out something new every time I’m alone on the road. Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here.

One of my 31 for 31 goals was to make my own jam.This was actually the first goal I ticked off the list, waaaay back in July, ha. I just forgot to, um, blog about it for a while. Oops? I’ve always loved the idea of bottling and preserving my own foods, but wimped out every time the recipe got to the ‘now sterilise the jars’ bit. I’m not even sure why, really, it’s not like sterilising jars is at all difficult – I think…Continue Reading “31 for 31: Make My Own Jam”

I thought I’d do the final roundup of my colour 365 posts, since I did all the rest! 🙂 October was purple, which was a bit of a challenging month. For some reason we just don’t have a huge amount of purple in the house,  so some of my photos are….kind of crap. I think the lint roller is probably the worst one, ha! Silver was a fun month. I decided to apply the same filter to all of my photos, because I really like…Continue Reading “Colour 365: The Final Quarter”

I’ve been a member of Goodreads for about five years now, I think? At least. I love tracking my books over there – they give you all sorts of nerdy stats if you’re into that (which I totally am) but there’s also a really lovely community there. I get to see what all my friends are reading (mostly great stuff!) and sometimes something super fun pops up in my feed, like this. My friend Jess joined a group called “Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge” and…Continue Reading “Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge”

“i love you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and i like you better than everything in the sky —sunlight and singing welcome your coming although winter may be everywhere with such a silence and such a darkness noone can quite begin to guess (except my life) the true time of year— and if what calls itself a world should have the luck to hear such singing (or glimpse such sunlight as will leap higher than high through gayer than gayest…Continue Reading “Life List: Paint EE Cummings on a Wall in Our House”

2015 is here, huzzah! Yes, I am aware that it is January 10th already – if I was a good blogger I would have had this post scheduled for 9am January 1st but hey, better late than never, right? 😉 So! First things first, how did I do with last year’s resolutions? 2014 resolutions! Year of code I….kind of did this? Sort of. I did spend some time on Treehouse, but mostly my skills improved through doing. I built nine client sites in 2014, and definitely…Continue Reading “2014 Resolutions & Goals for 2015”

2014 is done – whoo! It was an interesting year for me – my first full year of freelance, our first full year in the house. I made some new friends, lost touch with some old ones and cut some ties that had been weighing me down for a while. I feel like 2014 was the first year where I panicked less and enjoyed more, so that’s pretty awesome. I read 171 books, watched 120 films, completed my colour 365, took two flights and built nine websites….Continue Reading “2014 – A Year in Review”