Archive for August, 2008

and finally…

August 28th, 2008 | Crochet and Knitting | 15 Comments

some craft!  Having spent months and months with my sewing machine I decided it was time to treat myself to some knitting. I wanted to knit something quick and useful (as I definitely don’t need another WIP) and eventually came up with this. Now, I would never have considered knitting this on the strength of the […]

Jessie: probably the gentlest dog in the world

August 27th, 2008 | Family | 9 Comments

My boys looked after themselves again this morning while I did some work and chores.  I try not to intervene and just ignore all the squabbles and mess. I personally think this does them good: it’s certainly character building! But, they always get my attention in the end. And today they got it when our 15 year old dog walked past […]


August 23rd, 2008 | Drawing and Painting, Family | 6 Comments

  Last weekend my Dad and Joe sat down in our back garden and sketched together. For 2 whole hours.   Here are my 60 something year old Dads’ efforts. And here are my 6 year old sons’. I’m saying nothing!                             […]


August 22nd, 2008 | Other | 3 Comments

Yet again I have reason to be grateful for this little blog of mine. A while ago I wrote that I had never actually seen a Japanese craft magazine in real life. About 3 hours later I received an email from a lady called Jennifer telling me she had shelves full of them and I was […]

Catching Up

August 19th, 2008 | Family, Other | 5 Comments

Well, what can I say? What an amazing couple of weeks I have had since I was last here. First, came our traditional English seaside holiday with the boys.  Long days on windswept beaches pretending we weren’t chilled to the bone and slowly turning blue.   But, we’re British so we carried on regardless! One day, we decided to go […]

In clover

August 1st, 2008 | Family, Other | 14 Comments

On the whole life is pretty good here at the moment.  Of course, it’s the school holidays and for the first time ever I’m also trying to work. So there are some unpleasant moments too, which I suppose are only to be expected when your very active boys have been stuck in with you saying ‘in a minute’ for […]