The Triffid

Earlier this year we took a load of the compost that we’d made at home up to the allotment. All sorts go in there but alas I still haven’t lured in a family of slowworms. Give it time! As well…

Charm Bracelets

In the interest of keeping my eBay reselling business simple I’ve been scratching my head and thinking more about things that will be easy to sell. Some years ago I experimented with sourcing, restoring and selling vintage jewellery. I had…

Grafting

I like to think of myself as a delicate little flower, hence today’s picture. But the men in my life since childhood have always thought otherwise. As a kid I used to help my dad mend the clapped out old…

J A Currie

Sometimes I go back to my former blog for inspiration. Although it’s not publicly accessible anymore I’ve kept it as a resource for my own perusal. I came across a post from 2012 about this painting by the elusive J…

The True Deceiver

Now I’m in two minds about The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson. Yes, its author is the woman who wrote the Moomintroll fantasies. There’s a Moomin hanging from the back window of Klaus the Knaus, my motorhome. The girl in…

Snorkelling

Bass en masse have been spotted in the little cove that is a short walk from our house. Tristan, a local fisherman also released a rare blue lobster there that he had caught. So yesterday Hot Stuff and I went…