Sunday, 30 September 2012

no news is good news

My runs are normally really eventful - nearly get stampeded by cows, (or horses), end up running through the middle of a wedding proposal, have to take photo of fisherman holding his giant catch etc.  On Friday we went for a stroll and saw fox, and then today we went for a run past squirrels, goats, pigs and cows, AND NOTHING HAPPENED.  The cows around Brinsley are really docile, and are more interested in eating than in bothering a couple of mad runners - I'm sure the recent phenomenem of cows becoming more aggressive is to do with what they're being fed, but I'll save that rant for another day, today it was lovely to be able to enjoy the countryside on our doorstep, long may it continue.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Joking Apart

It's been a pretty interesting few days, first of all I landed myself some casual working doing the electoral register work for the council, and on the first day I got myself locked into a gated community (yes it could only happen to me), then on Sunday morning, a guy came to his front door, still in his dressing gown, but didn't seem to realise that he was still wearing the remnants of fancy dress make up from Saturday night - and his "Joker" face was still pretty much in tact.  Me n Col have been smiling all day, wondering at what point he'll look in the mirror and realise that his make up is still on, and at what point in the day it will dawn on him that he answered the door still made up!
I've just logged on the interent to see that my Autumn silver birch cushions are being used in the publicity for the Craft in the City fair that I'll be doing on Sat 10th November in Nottingham - wow how exciting is that!
Winter Craft Fair at St. Peter's, Lister Gate, Nottingham

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Living the dream - almost!

Well the sacrifices are seeming worth it, today I woke up at the Brinsley wreck to see 2 squirrels playing on the garden.  Yesterday I took a series of originals to Studio 61 gallery, for the Autumn in the Dales exhibition, then had a walk in the sunshine along the Cromford Canal, life's not being easy, but it's feeling that we've made the right decision - and its one step closer to living the dream!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Where the wild things are

Well I've never been called a trend before, but thanks to my Winter Silver birch cushions are being called just that and featured in Making it Magazine with some other pieces that are reall y beautiful  I feel very lucky to be in such good company.
It's been a pretty good weekend all in all, The brinsley wreck is nearly a home, and it was lovely to be able to pop into the garden and pick fresh spinach for cooking with, its so hard to remember what a wreck it really was!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Season of mist and mellow apples

Currently working on some more prints, and it seemed obvious to do Autumn first - it's my favourite season and I love the way that the mornings have the perfect mix between sunshine and mist.  The apples are really starting to drop now, and I'm thinking of trying to make some apple cordial.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

See what I have to put up with

Just asked Col to get me some double cream.  His response?  "If they haven't got any, shall I get two singles?"