The sound of cracking shells

Timmy and Tamara continued to care for their eggs carefully. Tamara protected the eggs and Timmy looked after Tamara, fetching anything she wanted at any hour of the day. They carefully monitored their precious eggs, looking closely at them every day to see if there were any signs of change. They longed for the day […]

Timmy’s surprise

Timmy and Tamara enjoyed married life. They spent more time together than ever, and continued to enjoy walks and games in the garden. One day, however, Timmy started to get a little worried. Tamara had been quite distant with him, and when he went to suggest they take a walk in the garden he couldn’t […]

This week…

…I took a trip to London to see ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’. It’s the funniest thing I’ve watched in ages – you really should go and see it! My brother ended up on stage propping up scenery – that’s him on the left… …I worked on week two of the Moorland Blanket on the London underground, on […]

A tale of two turtles

Friendship continued to blossom and grow between Timmy and Tamara. They saw each other every day and spent time chatting about everything under the sun. They discussed the best way to keep their shells clean, their favourite foods, world events (they were both less than pleased with the choice of the new president, and were […]

When Timmy met Tamara

Timmy often feels a bit gloomy. He’s not really miserable or grumpy, but he’s never exactly cheerful. This morning he was feeling particularly gloomy. He went for a walk to see if a visit to his favourite plant would cheer him up. He wasn’t really looking where he was going, so it took him a while […]

Timmy the Turtle

Four years ago I met this little guy. He was a little shy to begin with, but soon came out to say hello. He was fascinated by the plant, from the roots… …to the flowers. He thought the leaves were very tasty. Isn’t he a cutie? His name is Timmy and this is the very […]

Moorland Blanket CAL: Getting started

Ever since I decided to re-learn to crochet (Granny taught me when I was little, but I hadn’t done any for years and had to re-learn as an adult) I’ve been a huge fan of Lucy and her Attic24 blog. It’s always just bright and colourful, full of gorgeous inspiration and amazing patterns. So I was […]

Discovering hygge

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga): cosiness of the soul – and so much more… I was given ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ for Christmas. I’d seen the cover a few times on Instagram posts/facebook, but hadn’t really paid much attention to what it was all about. But as I started reading it I realised that hygge is […]

WiP Wed: 4th Jan 2017

Hello and welcome to WiP Wed! [That’s ‘Work in Progress Wednesday :)] Here’s what I’m working on at the moment… This is a runner for the top of my roll top desk. I’ve already started to use it as a landing place, and it’s a useful space to move things to when I’m running out […]

Cinnamon topped banana bread

This morning I noticed that I had some bananas turning black in my fruit bowl. I really don’t like eating overripe bananas, so the only option was to bake banana bread! I’ve not made any for years, so had to go searching for a recipe. Thank goodness for Pinterest! I came across this recipe for […]