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 … Continue reading Playground politics just got tricky…

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 … Continue reading In, Out, please shake it all about…

You must not slay dragons (or, The Tricky Second Album)

A little over a week ago I scribbled a letter to the PM (they haven't got back to me yet, neither have McVities) and lots of you got stuck into the debate. This was unprecedented for my blog, primarily because I mostly write about wool and hooking (and I get that) What made me super … Continue reading You must not slay dragons (or, The Tricky Second Album)

Crochet bringing people together (amidst tears, swearing and wine)…

        So nearly a year ago I wrote about a lovely lady. It's a tricky one this, because she passed away, very suddenly and left a lot of folk stunned, shocked and empty. It hurt. I didn't know her all that well, only from playgroup and singing group, but what I did … Continue reading Crochet bringing people together (amidst tears, swearing and wine)…

The 2015 Handmade Fair: Knitted it, ate it, nailed it.

It would've been rude not to go really, and in the name of research (ahem!) Jaydee and myself set off for Hampton Court Palace. Please don't go all Henry VIII, it was the parky bit with tents and marquees and a whole heap of ladies getting their craft on. In the interests of gender equality, … Continue reading The 2015 Handmade Fair: Knitted it, ate it, nailed it.

Dad Made It: Crochet Tools for Muvverhookers…

So the last time Dad and I worked on something it was my GCSE maths coursework. There were tears, it didn't end well and I wasn't (quite) old enough to hit the Merlot to take the pain away. Fast forward 20years and due to a Grandparent-down-size-garage-clearance situation, Dad has taken up wood turning...Like a tired … Continue reading Dad Made It: Crochet Tools for Muvverhookers…