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…

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…

Why I’m sending Mr Cameron 34p.

Dear Mr Cameron, I’m a little confused. If you follow my blog (and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you on your tea break) you would know that this often happens, usually following the announcement of some education policy or another. Then the confusion gets coupled with a bit of research, some healthy debate and then…

I’ve got an exclamation mark and I’m not afraid to use it!

Well. It seems as if the Department of Education have a little too much time on their hands, and it’s nice to see that they’ve obviously solved the more pressing issues of recruitment and retention, overwork and decline in pupil wellbeing, because they can now tackle the exclamation mark. Apparently these little bad boys of…

I’ve lost the ability to choose a book…

I’m not quite sure when this happened. It’s taken me by surprise. I’ve actually lost the ability to choose a book. And I’m a proud geek, libraries are my natural environment and I get twitchy at the thought of ever purchasing a Kindle. I was by myself (win No. 1) at Stansted Airport (win No.2)…

The Curse of Black Friday.

I just can’t do it. Well, I could, but then hours of time and love and energy would be rendered pointless. And how much do I have to give? For many crafters and artisans, Black Friday, Pink Tuesday and whatever the hell other ‘cut-your-prices-and-take-my-soul’ days are difficult. Heartbreaking. You want to shift some stock before…

Changing Status: When do I stop being Red, White and Blue?

I was struck by a tricky modern dilemma this morning. My Facebook friends (thankfully many of whom are real life people who I can actually talk to, you know, face-to-face) started changing their profile pictures. Back. Within hours of the terrible events in Paris, Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts started turning red, white and blue….

Fabulous Feedback!

Thank you to those who have e-mailed feedback on our blind instruction sheet -it’s always so quiet in blog-land and when people take the time to talk it makes it all the more worthwhile! The comments are super helpful and rest assured, tweaks are being made. Lovely x

Hanging on to Autumn…

We¬†went for a walk in the woods this weekend and some of the light was amazing…November rocks, especially when the frost comes, but if we could just hang onto the Autumn colours a smidge longer… My version of an autumn wreath is definitely more messy and scruffy than those you usually find in magazines -I…