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Sixties Stories and Seventies Blankets

Pip Lincolne blanket 2017

I’m up to Chapter 22 in the Joan Didion biography I’m reading. That’s over half-way through.

I’m reading at least one chapter each day, usually waking up at 5-ish, putting on some coffee and then reading in bed until 6 or so. (I am taking my time and looking up things, people and places mentioned, as I go!)

It’s a pretty great part of the day. The birds are still asleep, as are the people at my house, so it’s lovely and quiet to begin with. Then slowly the neighbourhood starts waking up and things begin to hum gently.

In the evenings, I’ve been working on my mini-granny square blanket, off and on. It’s slowly gaining momentum and I love the way the bright colours pop against the black border.

I am not sure how big I will make it… it’s sort of deciding its own fate, in a weird way. The more I do, the nicer it looks, the more it wants to grow..! And so it goes.

I’ve also been:

Watching Gossip Girl. I finally finished all six seasons and LOVED it.
Watching The Age of Adaline. I really liked it! Even though Blake Lively talks like The XX sing.
Watching the movie with Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. SOB.
Watching A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix… So good! Neil Patrick Harris is amazing and horrid!
Working on my eCourse about nicer times, creativity and project/idea hatching (it starts later this week! there are still spots left!)
Op-shopping with Ari.
Market shopping with Ari.
Re-launching Blog With Pip after lots of email requests and a change of heart.
Making tuna salad – with lots of red onion, tomato, cucumber, fresh herbs, grinds of pepper, Kewpie mayo and Sriracha.

Eeep. I have to run, because I am starting work in five minutes! What have you been up to? I will be back with more soon!

  • Susie -
    January 19, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    I just lurve that blanket! And we’ve been loving Series of Unfortunate Events too, it’s the best thing hubs and I watched in ages but no-one else we know has watched it, which is very frustrating because we want to talk about it!!

  • Dawn
    January 17, 2017 at 3:17 AM

    Do you have a crochet pattern for that cute blanket?

  • Gina
    January 16, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    That’s a lot of Good Stuff! The E-Course sounds really interesting.
    I’ve been on leave from work for school holidays so lots of time doing not much and quite a lot at the same time.
    I am making legwarmers. I’ve made one yesterday and hope to make one today. I hope to have them ready for tap dancing lessons in a few weeks.
    I accidentally binge watched The OA and went to bed at 4am because I couldn’t stop and it was gripping. So now I’m wishing someone could make me coffee and bring it to my bed. My cat is here but she doesn’t have coffee making skills.
    I started drum lessons yesterday and learned just how uncoordinated I truly am. I’ll persevere. Who knows. I could become proficient.
    That’s it from me. Hope I wake up soon.
    Take care xx Gx

  • Stephanie
    January 16, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    cute blanket!

    • Lauren Blakeney
      January 17, 2017 at 12:31 AM

      I am loving A Serious of Unfortunate Events! Very gloomy and entertaining. NPH is BRILLIANT! As is the actor who plays Lemony Snickett – it’s a fantastic series. Much closer to the book than the movie was. I prefer the series – the movie tried to squash too much into such a short time frame – as movies do (hence why I’m a series gal).
      I’ve been reading A Man Called Ove which is a little gloomy and funny and real. It’s about a grumpy old man called Ove, before that I finished a brilliant biography by Bryce McCourtney – I think I want to read more biographies this year. I prefer them over fiction I think.
      Making – nothing at the moment, too busy cleaning and sorting my house. I’ve been enjoying striking succulents though.
      Cooking – Tuna bake, stock paste and holumi.
      I might have to add that book to my “to read” list if it’s as good as you say it is! Cute blanket Pip xx

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