Category Archives: Random (not crochet)

Time Management and the Crochet Obsessive

My ideal would be a parallel universe – one world in which I can crochet all hours of the day, and another running simultaneously where I meet all my other-world commitments, and of course enjoy all the precious, lovely non-crochet elements of my life! Such a universe, alas, does not exist and therefore, I find […]
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Too tired to crochet?!

I’ve been feeling more tired than what I consider normal for quite a while, even for one with two small children that’s training for a half marathon. I finally decided earlier this week to get a blood test just to make sure my iron levels were ok, and turns out my hunch was right, and […]
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Hills and Hooks

When not crocheting, I like to spend my free time running up and down the hills to which my blog title refers ­čÖé At the moment I’m training for my third half marathon (21k), in September – it’s becoming an annual challenge. Sundays I do my long runs, and now in week five of my […]
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Rainy Day Crochet

Rainy day chaos reigns this Saturday afternoon.  I come to you from inside the abandoned cubby house, hopeful that nobody will join me, and grateful I can’t see the mess out there from in here!  However, a bit of mess is not the end of the world and a family pajama day never hurt anyone […]
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More Crochet Happy Mail!

Friday is coming to an end here Down Under and I would usually be sharing a finished project. I’m not quite there yet with the Willow baby blanket custom order, which has been a priority hook, but here’s a progress pic. I’m really chuffed with how it’s come together, wasn’t quite sure of it until […]
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Crochet is my Meditation 

After about six months of intensively using traditonal meditation techniques to build my confidence in my increasing mental wellness (I have a history of anxiety and both Postnatal and Clinical depression), I now find that crochet has become my meditation of choice. I’ve long been aware of the therapeutic benefits of crochet, and it has […]
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Crochet and Anxiety 

I stopped taking my antidepressants about three months ago, and I’ve been going so well. So when I started feeling a bit wobbly mid week, it was more…disappointing than anything else. I wasn’t feeling down, but I was definitely feeling anxious. I was into my forties when I finally realised I’d suffered from anxiety most of […]
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Old-fashioned, Preschool, Quiet, Running

Once again attempting to catch up with the A to Z Challenge during school holidays! O is for…Old-fashioned. Most people seem to hold the view that crochet is a very old-fashioned pursuit, the domain only of elderly ladies making doilies, and baby blankets in pastels that hark back to a bygone era. Indeed, when I […]
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Kitchen, Love, Meditation

Still school holidays and the A to Z Challenge has beaten me on a daily basis but I will catch up in brief here – cheating I know but better than nothing is my feeling ­čÖé K is for… Kitchen. I need to be in there more. I mean I am in there every day […]
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WIP Wednesday

Unsurprisingly it turns out that school holidays are not conducive to a daily blogging challenge, a fact I had not considered when I started the A to Z Challenge! WIP Wednesday is here already, so I’m going to combine the two and cheat a little with the A to Z by condensing. Without further ado: […]
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