Hello and welcome to my blog. I’m Kate and I’ve been blogging since 2005 but since I became a teacher, I have had to do some extensive online housekeeping so this is my latest new home.
I enjoy films and television. I like making things. I love reading and I am passionate about my teaching subject, English. I write when I can and I am in constant search of a way to build regular writing into my daily routine. I am a wife and a mother to two beautiful kiddos. You will see a bit of all these things here along with anything else that strikes.
The previous incarnation of my blog, Single Glorious Thing, marked a shift in gears. As the pandemic struck in 2020, I had been struggling to find a rhythm in writing and so I tried something different. For a while, it was helpful to focus on those simple (and sometimes not so simple) pleasures and glories that make this life so wonderful. That blog title was inspired by an extract from Barbara Kinsolver’s High Tide in Tucson which was part of a weekly journalling prompt by Erin Loechner. It struck me so hard and felt so true.
Two years on and it no longer feels like the focus or title is serving me. In fact, I found myself avoiding writing here because what I wanted to say didn’t seem to fit the label of a ‘single glorious thing’. I realised that I just wanted to go back to journalling in a way that allowed me to write notes on my day. And so the next incarnation of this blog is here. Thanks for sticking with me.