Saturday, 22 January 2022
Nothing that exciting to report really...
I've been working on some cool characters for baby products and a cute series of board books.
Took the eldest back to Newcastle and had a splendid day out.
Multiple yoga classes.
And I drew more stuff in front of the telly...
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Monday, 10 January 2022
Sunday, 9 January 2022
Saturday, 8 January 2022
Oh I'm not a fan of January. It's bloody dark and cold and the days are short and I need more sleep and it's shit weather.
Next January, if all goes to plan, both kids will be at uni.
I am already fantasising about spending the entire month in the Algarve. Or Barbados. Or Australia.
For now I'm just appreciating the fact that it didn't get dark till 4pm today. And it only rained half the day.
Is it nearly Spring???
Friday, 31 December 2021
Well loads of people are saying good riddance to 2021 today. But I had a rather lovely year.
For the first time in over 20 years of being freelance I actually had massive gaps in my work schedule.
And I loved it!
It gave me chance to really think about the work I enjoy doing ...and I realised that for the last 20 years I've basically been saying yes to every project that came along. Even the ones I should definitely have said no to.
I also realised that I've been so busy saying yes to all the things that I've not had a single chance in all that time to actually look for the projects I do want to do.
I feel really fortunate that I had enough money saved from all that previous yes-ing that I could just take the time to really b-r-e-a-t-h-e and think.
I'm still not sure what I really really want to do. But I do know that if you keep doing the same things you keep getting the same results. For 20 years....
Soooo my plan for 2022 is to follow the stuff that brings me joy.
What could possibly go wrong....
Here's December squashed into an instagram friendly square...
Now I'm off out to party while we still can, rumour has it that more restrictions are incoming....
Wednesday, 22 December 2021
This week's latest:
France banned my friend Sammy from skiing there on Boxing Day.
(They banned all Britishers actually, but I only know Sammy and her family who were gonna go.)
So she's off to Italy instead. Unless they ban the dirty Brits too in the next 4 days...
Jodes came home from uni and I got her a job for 2 weeks in the local M&S Simply Foods. Starting at 6am. Every day.
Which was a great idea..... except I'm her driver. And I don't do early mornings. I'm bloody knackered!
The BBC weather app says rain.
So I'm ignoring that one.
Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Saturday, 11 December 2021
Well, Christmas is in full swing. Which is fine. Because it's December.
I went Christmas shopping with my sis yesterday.
Then I bought a tree.
Then trimmed the tree.
It's living where it usually lives. Squished in the corner between two sofas.
It looks like a tree that's been squished between two sofas.
Neil's on a Christmas night out tonight so I'm wondering whether he'll notice if I remove his sofa for the festive period.....
Of course it would have to go in the garage. Which would mean chucking all his bikes out.
But I'm thinking I could be single this Christmas if I try that....😬
Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Monday, 6 December 2021
I went away for a 4 night weekend with mi mates and we had a fabulous time. (Keswick in the Lakes if you're interested.)
But we've arrived back to find that everyone in the whole of sodding Yorkshire has trimmed up for Christmas.
And I'm just not feeling it.
It's like December 1st is now the official day to put your tree up! I already felt like I was behind due to my lack of present buying and wrapping in bloody October. Now I feel like a total bah humbug for not having a zillion twinkly lights and a giant Santa in my garden.
Christmas is starting to feel like a chore.
So, feeling the pressure, I was gonna go get a tree this afternoon.
But then this afternoon arrived.
And I just didn't want to.
It's chucking it down. And I'm not putting the damned thing up yet anyway.
So I decided to be kind to myself and I just didn't bother.
I'll get one on Friday.
If there are any left anywhere 😬