The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that I’m writing from a different place (no, really, not just metaphysically) than my previous blog. Just before Christmas, the time came to find a platform that fitted what I wanted to do, … Continue reading New beginnings, out with the old (respectfully) x
Screw you diets. Bugger off scales. And hello big, sexy pants, warm vests, brandy butter and goose fat. My princess hair is big, grey and messy and any suggestion that it should be otherwise can do one. Continue reading Why New Year’s diets can kiss my turkey-butt
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 … Continue reading The Curse of Black Friday.
I’ve just got back from a day peddling my wares at a Christmas Craft Fair. This one was for an excellent cause –Sophie’s Smile -and always has a lovely vibe, good footfall and superb volunteers (like, they actually come … Continue reading The Pro’s and Con’s of the Craft Fair (or, why we freeze our butts off)
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 … Continue reading Changing Status: When do I stop being Red, White and Blue?
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 … Continue reading Crochet bringing people together (amidst tears, swearing and wine)…
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 … Continue reading The 2015 Handmade Fair: Knitted it, ate it, nailed it.