Wednesday, 20 November 2019

winter blues

I hate bloody winter.* 
And I hate it when I say yes to too many jobs.
And I'm very grumpy.
And I need a holiday.
That is all.

* Yes I am aware that it's still probably sodding autumn. And no that doesn't make it any better.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

weekend visitor

The eldest came home from uni for the weekend. It was so lovely to have her back. And all her washing. And her long shopping list of urgent requirements.
She won't be home till Christmas now.
But it's ok cos we're going to Durham for the night on Saturday and we're gonna hop up to the Toon to take her out for some grub on Sunday 😊

Monday, 4 November 2019


I could call this "Monday morning warm up". 
But really it's just me avoiding the real work list after a fab week away in the Lake District with my sis and two teenage boys. (Our own teenage boys, not two random ones that we picked up en route).
Back to the 673 emails in my inbox now then....

Saturday, 2 November 2019

october 19

The October pattern is a little thin on the ground due to me being v busy churning out stuff for other people all month.
It's great to be busy but there's often not that much creativity involved in the jobs I do. Most clients tend to play it safe, terrified of taking a risk and doing something different when big bucks are at stake. I can't complain. It pays the bills. But I need to do my own stuff to keep me sane.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

crap weather

My car pinged today when I started it. It was the warning ping to alert me that it's 3 degrees outside! 3 bloody degrees! And pissing it down. There was no ping for the rain. I didn't need one. I was soaking bloody wet walking the 4 steps from my front door.
To cheer myself up I booked a little trip to the Algarve. Not till February. (When it won't be that warm obvs) But the thought of it will keep me going through January. Have I mentioned I hate January?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

snail mail

Well she might be studying Latin and learning all there is to know about Ancient Greece at university...but it was little old me who taught the eldest how to buy a stamp and post a letter yesterday. Winning at life.

Friday, 11 October 2019

fat birds

Fat birds.
In a pattern.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

fly away

To hibernate or fly away. That is the question. Sadly the answer is neither. Too much to do mate.

Wednesday, 9 October 2019


It was dark when the alarm went off this morning. 

Sunday, 6 October 2019

weekend end

Weekends aren't long enough.
That is all.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

september 19

So this was September... surprisingly mucho considering I don't feel like I've had much time for personal work of late...

Tuesday, 1 October 2019


In other little night owl flew the nest and went to live in Newcastle to start uni....I have many amusing tales already which I will share when I get a minute.
And we got new Loaf sofas which I bloody love. The eldest thinks we waited till she left on purpose, but there is absolutely no truth in that rumour....none at all...

NOT halloween

I realise that it's now October... but I drew this in September, I just didn't have a minute to ask my question....What's with all the people banging on about Halloween in bloody September???
I don't get it? Halloween is one day. Right at the end of the month. It's not even that exciting. A bit of trick or treat and some pumpkins? Woo!
Surely people have more interesting things to think about in their lives a full 5 weeks before it arrives?
And do not even get me started about the fecking idiots who are already twitting on about Christmas! GET A LIFE!!!

I feel better for that.
As you were x

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

work avoidance scheme

When you just can't get into the work you're meant to be doing.... make a moose pattern.

Friday, 13 September 2019

university shopping

We spent most of yesterday spending a zillion quid on kitting out the eldest for university. She now owns better stuff than we have at home and I am most jealous of her moving to a swanky new pad on her own. 
We're taking the first lot up to Newcastle this weekend ... but then she's coming home to slum it with us for a week before she actually flies the nest next week.
Tissues at the ready...