Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Favourite Things 2014


We've had the brown paper parcels wrapped up with string and now here are a few of my other favourite things from this year:

It FINALLY stopped raining!

A day with blue skies is (almost) always a good day.


Roses

Classes and experimenting with light.  I've been a little remiss in keeping up with classes, especially at the end of this year but I miss it and I can feel the slow in creative growth.  So this goes straight back to the top of my priority list.


The colours of Southbank

London.  Every time I feel stuck or frustrated or jaded, a trip to London - even just for a wander - hits the restart button for me.  


Another-year

My girl.  Growing before my eyes and making me want to burst with pride.



Ruby slippers.

I finally got the shoes I have wanted since I first saw the Wizard of Oz.


The look out

Paris.  Through new eyes.


As Far as the Eye Can Sea

The beach.  Empty beaches in August in Northumberland.  Fresh air, happy kids, tea in an enamel mug, fish and chips and a trip to the 2p slotties.  


Happy, happy things.

What are your favourites this year?





Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Tap Tap Tap.......hello?


Christingle


Well, that was a little unexpected.  I didn't really mean to stop blogging for so long.  It turns out I am a truly terrible juggler and don't cope well with extra balls being hurled at me at all....

OK, so it's been a while and I'm not sure how to pick up again.  So, er, here's a random list of things in my head at the minute:


  • I'm am just getting over the 'nuts' bit of Christmas and in to the this is actually what it's about part.  Phew.
  • We have the best Christmas tree EVER this year.  I fear the needles are not keen to stick around but that's a problem for another day.
  • Have you got your word for next year yet?  I think I do, I'm just making sure...
  • Looking forward to doing Susannah's gorgeous workbook over the next few days.   I've done it for the last 3 years and I really recommend it (plus, it's totally free)
  • It's weirdly warm at the minute.  I sat outside by the river overlooking St Paul's Cathedral one day last week for Christmas drinks....in a coat but still, it is DECEMBER!
  • I'm currently making stollen for the first time.  Dan Lepard hasn't let me down so far...
  • Signing up for Kim's new class....anyone else?


Anyway, enough about me...how are you?



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