4am

This summer the weather is uncharacteristically hot and my allergies are severe—so severe, in fact, that my body wakes me up every morning at 4am. Last night I strolled to the window and was welcomed with the sight of the Magritte sky. A small but very welcome piece of magick.

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James and Marcus

In 1955, around the time they filmed Giant together, Elizabeth Taylor gave James Dean a cat. They had developed a close friendship and the kitten was her gift to the boy whose life was shortly end in a fatal car crash. He named the cat Marcus.

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The Return of #TCMKnittingClub

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It’s almost time for #TCMFF, which means the return of #TCMKnittingClub! After a small hiatus, we (‘we’ being my friend Nora aka Nitrate Diva and I) are back with out yarn and calling all Classic Film Fans and/or knitters out there. This club materialised from a conversation we had a while ago: how much fun it would be to combine our love of yarn with classic movies, especially as so many film goddesses were knitters themselves.

Hope you enjoy out latest offering! And please sign up for bimonthly treats in your inbox!

TCM Knitting Club – March Newsletter  

Ok I’m back.

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Hello. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? There I was with plans at the start of the year and proclamations of posting on a regular basis and I guess I got lazy. Sorry, but I’m a bad blogger. As one of my favourite ever people Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be taxing”. She also said “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” so I am inclined to agree with her on both counts.

It’s been ‘a year’ hasn’t it? So, as December approaches, let’s strive for more of the wonderful part, ok?

(ps. If anyone has a spare £500K and wishes to buy Dali’s Mae West Sofa as my Christmas gift – and to prevent it from leaving the UK, but more for me – I am not going to stop you. It’s what Mae would have wanted. I’m only half joking).