We were on a Facebreak…

In the last week of the school Summer Holidays my son asked me whether I asked his permission every time I put a picture of him on the internet. I answered truthfully, and with guilt. No. He responded as all sensible eight year olds who know better about morality, digital ethics and parenting would. You…

Fish in a tin

Chappy and I were having a bedroom discussion (chortle) that raised the question of tinned pilchards. As in ‘Why the chuff would you eat tinned pilchards when there are other foodstuffs readily available that aren’t a) weird and b) stinky?’ I’ve often encountered Tinned Fish Eaters (as a collective) in the workplace, and whilst I…

Twas the month before craft fair…

    …And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, apart from me! The wool was all stacked on the shelf with care, In hopes that The Craft Fair soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, Whilst dreams of gin and crochet danced in my head. With designs…

Hooking through the Heatwave… For the Meadow School Balsham Craft Gift & Food Fair 2016!

Across the UK, crafters, makers and local producers are busy building stock for the flurry of Autumn craft fairs and farmers markets that mark the countdown to Christmas. Yes, I’ve mentioned it, ‘Christmas 2016’! If it seems too early for gift buying, spare a thought for the crafters who begin their planning and making before the previous year’s decorations have been packed away.

Charity Exhibition: Get yourself arty this Summer!

My lovely friend Zoe does super work with the Community Engagement Team at Cambridgeshire County Council. This is a project she is involved in, and ANYONE can enter! Hooray! So if you can get your mitts on a canvas, your work could be exhibited at Kings College Cambridge. Bit good that. So have a read…

Playground politics just got tricky…

Playground politics used to mean being worried about which clique you fitted into. Do you wear your gym kit on the school run and hurry off to yoga? Do you try and avoid mud on your work suit and leg it to make your first meeting the minute the bell goes? Are you the mum…

In, Out, please shake it all about…

Today is the last day you can register to vote for the EU Referendum, and you should. You really should. And it’s not because Emily Davison threw herself under a horse (that’s not why women can now vote, but it helped) and it’s not because countless people in the world still can’t (although this is…

Why sewing machines are essential…

I’ve just spent the morning with a group of lovely ladies who fed me cake. Yep. It’s a great deal when you can swap some skills for actual tea and cake and something to be advised I’m sure medicinally. They wanted a sewing machine trial -a play about and learn some basics before cracking on…

Hearty-Hearts…

Originally posted on The Other Mrs Beaton:
Yep mush-head continued and I finished the hearts bunting that I started when Hattie was born…Looks pretty cool and when I get my butt in gear, and decorate a nursery (which probably requires a house move and whole lot of other to do lists first) they are going…

A Crocodile, a Salmon & 1970’s Cucumber.

If you hang out more regularly on my Facebook page (it’s a daily quickie, who doesn’t need that?) then you’ll see this bit of of loveliness that I fooled around with over Christmas. Yep, I’m in love this year with texture and one of my aims (aside from trying to work out how I have…