makar [ˈmækər]
n (Literature / Poetry) Scot a creative artist, esp a poet
[a Scot variant of maker]

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I am a maker of lists: check the back of any of my (many) notebooks and you will find pages of them. I have a cluttered and busy mind, and lists are my way of gaining some control. Once I have a list, I feel calmer; it's not impossible, I can overcome this problem. I obsessively listed baby names during each pregnancy. There were pages and pages of variations, as I searched for the "right" one. Then not so long ago, I found a shopping list from my before-children days. I think I'd recycled it as a book mark.  It read:

Curry paste

That was once my idea of the perfect Sunday! Maybe it still is... Anyway, I'm going to join Pip from Meet Me at Mikes, and post a list every week. I'm a bit behind, so here are the first two:

And here is a photo of me, wearing my hair in the only way I can tolerate in this heat. Is 32 too old to have pigtails?!


  1. I'm a list-maker too, although less so these days because I rarely have time to complete the list of things I want to get out of my head and onto the page before some small-persons need arises. And then I usually lose it in the life detritus anyway. I still find them comforting though.

  2. Well, shortly after these lists were made and these photographs taken, my notebook went missing. The thief later returned it with a few additions. When questioned, she said: "I wanted to write a list like you, but I can't really write, so I drew you a fairy." xK


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