Wednesday, February 28, 2007

new dress

Showing off, mostly for my family's benefit. Here's the new dress I bought on Saturday from New Look, for the bargain price of £3. It's quite short. On Sunday I was feeling brave and wore it with tights and boots. Today, I'm wearing it over trousers (also bargainous but charity shopped). Ooh and the necklace is a charity shop find too.

Love it!

Friday, February 23, 2007

looking for spring

crocuses 2, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

It's being intermittently warm and springlike today. I took advantage of a sunny spell at lunchtime to go and look for crocuses along the backs. Outside Trinity's back gate, I found a carpet of lilac shimmering beneath the trees.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

happy purple skirt

Today I'm wearing a new purple wool skirt, bought yesterday from the Oxfam shop. It's lovely and it's a whole size smaller. Hoorah!
I'll see if I can get a picture to show you.

Updated: Here's a picture. Looks a little Victorian with my hair up.

Friday, February 16, 2007

rushed off my feet

Brighton - red shoes, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

That's how I feel at the moment. Yesterday was the first evening this week where I was in and had no-one coming round. Not that those things aren't good, but it has been a busy week. I enjoyed myself, made experimental pudding (pearl barley, milk and nuts, rice pudding with barley instead of rice, basically) did some reading and started making notes for an essay. But tonight I'm out again and the weekend holds lots of busyness and every spare moment needs to be taken up with essay-writing. I like writing, but I could do with a little more sleep.

This photo is from last summer and it's a reminder that sometimes you need to take a moment to sit and relax and talk to God. Shoes off = I'm not going anywhere right now and I'm listening.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

chocolate fondue

valentines meal, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

We had fun last night. Lots of food, lots of chat, watched Monsters, Inc (Why have I never seen it before? It's lovely!).

Valentines photo set

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Wednesday

It's a little wet and cold this wednesday, but I intend to enjoy it anyway. Tonight a bunch of my friends are coming round to eat chilli con carne, watch a silly film and have some fun.

Have a happy Wednesday, whatever you're up to.

Monday, February 12, 2007

plotting and planning and trying not to worry

I'm starting to plot my escape from my current job. I'm happy living here, church is great, I've got lovely friends. But work is getting me down. I'm bored, mostly. It galls me to say it, but I think that's the problem. So I've come up with an idea to do something I'd enjoy more. The idea's very new, but if it's going to happen I need to act quickly. I think it's a good idea, but no idea if anyone else does, or if God does. I'm trying to learn from the past and not worry, just trust and push doors.

Prayers appreciated!

Friday, February 09, 2007

style and substance

I've just been going through my wardrobe, discovering old clothes. Most fun, finding things that haven't fitted for years and finding that now, they do. Yay for shrinking me! Trouble is, the things I like best are the things I'm least likely to get to wear - a black empire line dress I made for a ball and wore once, a silk/linen blend tailored jacket in pale sky blue, perfect for a spring wedding, but not really the thing in freezing February. What to do? Anyone planning a ball in the next month or so? Or maybe a Pride and Prejudice themed party?

Actually, maybe I should just plan one of those, myself. Anyone want to come? We could watch P&P on DVD (we've got the BBC version at our house). We could see if we can teach ourselves some Regency dances, and generally flit around in pretty dresses. But we'd need some gorgeous menfolk to dress up in breeches. I can't actually see any of the men of my acquaintance finding it much fun. Ah well.

So I shall either have to overdress for work one of these days, or suddenly acquire some friends with the kind of lifestyles that require black tie several times a month. Shouldn't be too hard in Cambridge, right?

And looking on the bright side, when I lose more weight and all my clothes no longer fit me, I get to buy and make more. And an excuse for more clothes is always a good thing. :-)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

little cold wooden horse

The only camera I had on my way to work was my phone. I saw the little wooden horse looking all snowy and had to take his picture. I was surprised how well it came out.

snow day

snow day, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

It's back and it means it this time.

We were promised snow and snow we got. A few inches, I think and it's still coming down. I cycled in rather gingerly this morning.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

green squiggle

Two of my favourite things to photograph - giant public sculpture and philosophical grafitti.

This one's in Brighton, near the pier (the one that has stuff on, rather than the one that's slowly falling into the sea.)

Monday, February 05, 2007

wedding gravestone

wedding - gravestone 2, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I took this at David and Zoe's wedding last July, while waiting around for official photographs.

I like the simplicity of the stone and inscription. It seemed fitting.

Flickr photoset for David and Zoe's wedding.

Friday, February 02, 2007


moo, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Wow, a grumpy day when I almost decide to give up blogging and then suddenly, four posts in one day.

Home time soon. I shall leave you with this friendly cow.

proud cat

I love this photo. It's the combination of the angle and the expression on the cat's face.

More photos from last year's Scottish holiday are on my flickr.

last night's dinner

dinner, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

The food I cooked last night looked so good, I had to take its picture.

It tasted delicious too.

A silent poetry reading

I found this on Mary's blog.

WHAT: A Bloggers' (Silent) Poetry Reading
WHEN: Anytime February 2, 2007
WHERE: Your blog
WHY: To celebrate the Feast of Bridgid, aka Groundhog Day
HOW: Select a poem you like - by a favorite poet or one of your own - to post February 2nd.
RSVP: If you plan to publish, feel free to leave a comment and link on this post. Last year Reya put out the call and there was more poetry in cyberspace than she could keep track of. So, link to whomever you hear about this from and a mighty web of poetry will be spun.

by Robert Herrick

Here we are all by day ; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a sev'ral world.

There's a poem on pigwotknits too.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

fish heads

fish heads, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Thanks guys.

I think I'm back to photo-blogging for a while.