Archive for May, 2010

New clothes

May 28th, 2010 | Other | 9 Comments

I went shopping with my friend Lucy the other day and she talked me into buying this blouse which is not my usual style. But I do really like it. Although, having seen it on the models I think I may need to tie my bow differently.   I’ve just had a huge clear out of […]

Mood board

May 25th, 2010 | Other | 4 Comments

I’m trying to spend a little more of my time experimenting and creating things just because I can. And because I’ve always liked starting a project with a mood board   I made this one: ‘A field guide to the night sky’ or maybe ‘A history of light’.

Percy the Tease

May 20th, 2010 | Other | 8 Comments

I knew these little poetry books  were coming home with me as soon as I read this inscription in the Wordsworth book:   To dear Maid Marion from Percy the Tease! With many happy returns of the day. October 20, 1912 the inscription in the Browning book reads ‘To dearest Marion, with best love from Fluffs’ […]


May 13th, 2010 | Family | 8 Comments

Joe asked me the other day if he’d ever been alone. I said he’d been on his own but never actually alone. Not ever, not even for a second in his entire life. He was amazed by that. And it got me thinking… at what age will I let him be alone?  And how will I feel […]

Flower + cloth + hammer

May 11th, 2010 | Other | 7 Comments

= the Japanese craft of hapa- zome. or in English, excellent fun and a perfect stress reliever!  I saw it first on Alys Fowlers’ gardening programme (which I love) and then the next day Joanna emailed me and asked if I’d tried it yet. So, of course I’ve been bashing every leaf and flower in sight since then. […]


May 5th, 2010 | Family | 6 Comments

I knew you were a supportive, kindly bunch but wow! You surprised me. A huge thank you to all 230 of you who visited Joe’s blog and a round of applause for those who took the trouble to comment too.   You have made one 8 year old (and his Mum) very, very happy! I tried […]

our utility room

May 3rd, 2010 | Family, Home | 7 Comments

Well, that’s what the estate agent called it. In reality it’s just a gap big enough to house the washing machine and tumble drier. But at least it’s got an interesting wall. Over a year ago now, I painted round the boys and Tony and I. Then I asked them to draw their faces and write their names and […]