So Far This Summer…

I‘ve been a little MIA for the last month, and thinking about it I’m not even sure what exactly has stopped me writing. I’ve been busy, but what’s new? Try not to take it personally; I’m pretty sure I’ve been like this with everyone, a true flitterer (this a made up word because I, along with…

Ceramics by Absolutely Clay

I came across Absolutely Clay on Etsy almost a year ago. At that point I loved the piece but bought it for a friend thinking the mediterranean colours and religious symbolism would be well liked as an ornamental artistic piece. Since then the imagery and colour use stuck in my head so strongly that when…

300th Post: What Writing Means To Me

No-one is more surprised than myself that I have written 300 posts (this one included) since the conception just over two years ago. I had tried a tumblr account, pretty sure I have an online journal out there somewhere, and have attempted a dozen diaries over my lifetime and yet, nothing stuck. How is it…

Caroline Challis: Professional Singer, Conductor, Animateur

Although I often comment and recommend artists via this blog, I seem to have wholly missed any musical areas of the creative world. This is almost unforgivable as I am lucky to know some great music-lovers and musicians. To remedy this I thought I would introduce you to one of my very favourite people, one…

Buying British & Handmade

I love taking advantage of worldwide social media to encourage and publicise the success of artists & craftspeople. I also feel that if you want to support British industry the best way you can do that nowadays is to buy locally and/or from small business. There are lots of awesome people who are stepping out…

Mama, Do You Love Me? Barbara M. Joosse

  9/52, 6th May 2014, Week 19 (about 9 books behind… getting there!) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as you would…

The Trouble With Dragons, Debi Gliori

8/52, 6th May 2014, Week 19 (about 10 books behind… moving on through!) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as you would…

Dogger, Shirley Hughes

  7/52, 6th May 2014, Week 19 (about 11 books behind… but not for long!) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as…

Meet The Parents, Peter Bently

6/52, 10th Apr 2014, Week 15 (about 9 books behind) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as you would in anything else. If…