Author Archives: ballsofwool

About ballsofwool

knitter, mum, thinker

“I want to know” and “I learned today”

These two works by Louise Bourgeois are right in tune with my feelings these days.

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Buster Keaton, Steve McQueen, Nina Simone

  I listened to a great episode of BBC 6 music’s Sound and Vision with Steve McQueen the film director. At minute 22 or so, they play a Nina Simone track that was new to me – Wild is the … Continue reading

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Blending in

Episode 3 This is the life! No cars. No. Cars. Life is better without cars.

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Travelling in style

Smug feelings on my way to and from classes. Yes! This is really what my commute looks like! (It hasn’t rained yet – ask me how smug I feel when it’s snowing sideways.)

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Cardboard Boxes

The New Life Episode 2 Son at 07:30 this Monday morning (we moved on Friday, his Dad helped him unpack his clothes on Friday evening, school starts in 40 minutes) : Mum! Where are my underpants?! Me: go and have … Continue reading

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The New Life

Episode 1 There will be no more apologising for having chosen to live in suburbia. Last night, just before midnight, cycling along a lane on my way to pick up the oldest from a birthday party, I saw, not one, … Continue reading

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Hay-making

 

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