I'm not writing at the moment. In truth, I haven't written any fiction for months. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have noticed a lot of posts of my sewing, knitting and other fibre arts, lately. That is partly because in November last year I decided to challenge myself to be wearing only home-made … Continue reading I cannot write at the moment and I’m okay with that.
At last I've finished this short-sleeve jacket! In one way it's only taken me about 2 months to make but I bought this yarn - a lovely Noro lamb's wool, silk, and cashmere blend - in a Tokyo wool store with a friend, in 2009. I thought I'd never like the heavy stripe in the yarn but once … Continue reading Finished! Short sleeved, knitted jacket!
Today is New Skill Thursday and I'm tackling how to use an #overlocker (or #serger in the US) If I'm going to be making all my clothes (including underwear and lingerie) by November 2018 I need to master this machine. In the end, this video from ...... was what I needed. By the end of … Continue reading New Skill Thursday: Overlocker / Surger
In the three months since the As Long As She Lives book launch, and my last blog post, I've been spending my time learning how (and how not to) market As Long As She Lives, developing my next project (which I'm dying to share!) and, unfortunately, struggling with severe fatigue. The latter should be at … Continue reading How to Make Organic Chicken Bone Broth/Stock
Anyone who cooks even slightly, and probably many people who don’t, gives at least some thought to buying a knife or two when they come to Japan. It wouldn’t be stretching the metaphor too thin to equate a chef’s knives to a Samurai’s swords so it makes sense that many cooks dream of having knives … Continue reading Tip! Buying cooking knives in Japan
After the flurry of posts the week before last, I spent last week in a similar flurry of busyness which kept me from blogging - every bit of it utterly enjoyable! Highlights were: A birthday/bon voyage night at Red Rock for my friend NZ. K who is going home for a few weeks for the … Continue reading The post with the Flatbread and Honeyed Figs recipes!
Three nights a week Superman and I participate in the one of the most popular online Massively Multiplayer Online games (they say that they are the most popular but are outstripped on current subscriptions by almost 10million subs by LineageII - but the vast majority of those subscriptions are from asia and non-English speaking countries … Continue reading Darcy’s Spicy Moroccan Lamb Soup