This blog entry is a response to questions asked by CatDownUnder on 15 July 2016 about the complicated business of offering and accepting help. It truly can be fraught with many issues.
As I considered my own experiences and those of friends with chronic illness or disability, my reply to Cat became ever longer. The etiquette of offering and accepting help seems lost on many people. The ramifications of people's behaviour extend beyond a mere verbal exchange and go to the heart of self-identify and self-worth.
There were too many discussion points for a quick comment so I have chosen to publish the first part here, to be continued in instalments. Perhaps by the last one, we will have a better understanding of how to help each other.
Friday, 29 July 2016
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Thursday, 14 July 2016
If you are a crocheter, knitter, spinner, weaver or other type of yarncrafter, you may have heard of Ravelry. It's a free web site for crocheters and knitters, created and administered by crocheters and knitters.
Ravelry is a great place to find like-minded yarn crafters from all over the world but it is much, much more than a social network. I highly recommend Ravelry as a powerful management tool and source of 'yarny' information, inspiration and fun too.
One day, during an Olympic year, some Ravelry members (fondly referred to as 'Ravellers') decided to establish their own (yarn)sporting event which became the "Ravellenic Games".
Saturday, 9 July 2016
I am a believer that the most learning and personal growth happens when one is 'outside the comfort zone' and this year, I've been tempted to go there.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Saturday, 2 July 2016
More crocheted and knitted poppies are popping up around Adelaide. It's a trail of them along North Terrace, a main thoroughfare of Adelaide and the home of many South Australian cultural venues.