Friday, 31 January 2014

january 2014

Yay. See ya later January. I hate January. Dark. Cold. And miserable.
On to February people...Valentines...half term...more daylight...meeting up with the other Dotty Wrens...yay...

This was January>>>

Thursday, 30 January 2014

chinese new year

Sorry....I have nothing interesting to report. My life is: Work. Sort the kids out. Work. Cook. Work. Sleep. Moan that it's dark. And cold. Work. Sort the kids out.....
Lucky for me that my work involves drawing pictures and colouring them in. If I cleaned toilets or worked outside I really would be moaning.
Anyway, tomorrow is a whole new year. In China. 
That means Happy New Year. I think...

Friday, 24 January 2014


Tonight...what with it being Friday night and all...the other half went out. The kids vanished upstairs and I was left on my own. In peace. 
So...I made this pattern. 
I know. I'm such a saddo. 
But fear not, I'm going out tomorrow night. I do have a life after all!

Monday, 20 January 2014

just because...

Did these mini canvases last night. Just because.

Friday, 17 January 2014


My good friend Lizzie has brought it to my attention that the shop dude from yesterday looked like an Italian Ice Cream Seller. Well, he did look a little continental but I would like to point out that it is his brother Pedro who actually sells ice creams. He has a stall outside the Coliseum and sells them to foreign tourists for 10 euros each. He tried selling them on ebay once but it ended in disaster.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

proper shopper

Everyone goes on about ebay. People love it! 
While I'm giving my unwanted stuff away to people who actually need it there are all these people saying, "Ooooh you should put it on ebay!" and "Ooooh I sell loads on ebay. It pays for my hair doing/holiday/mortgage/50ft yacht". I'm always coming across people who've made a £zillion selling their crap on it. 
Well I'm just not feeling the love. This is my total experience of the "fabulous" ebay in the last 3 years...
1. Bought some sewing thread. It was listed as "neon pink" I was very excited because I couldn't get neon thread anywhere. It arrived. It was pink. It was not neon. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
2. Bought some expensive hair stuff that wasn't as expensive as it was at the hairdressers. Purchase successful.
3. Ordered some expensive mascara that was half the price that Harvey Nics sell it for. Got so excited that I ordered one for my sister too. Mascara never arrived. I got a refund. I was very disappointed. So was my sister.
4. I sold the big one's iPod. She was saving up for a new phone, got money for Christmas and saved every penny of her spending money for weeks. She just needed the money from her iPod sale and the new phone would be hers. We watched as the price went up. I got a few stupid questions like "Does it have a 12 month warranty?" (Er no love, if you wanted a warranty you should've gone to flipping Currys!) but otherwise the sale ran smoothly.
It sold for a decent amount and she was happy happy happy. 
...Till the bloke who bought it messaged me to say "I do not want the iPod." I  asked him why the hell he had bid for it then. He replied, "It was a mistake." A mistake? Eh? How can you bid for an iPod by mistake? Moron!
I have decided that ebay is just not for me. I don't know how people can be arsed. I'll be sticking to proper shops from now on...I'm a proper shopper.

Saturday, 11 January 2014


I hate January.
That is all.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

George at Asda

Super Spotter Lizzie Mackay saw my design in Asda. They kept it pretty much the same as my original. And gave it a couple of friends to hang with.
Skip along and buy them folks!

In store 

My original

Monday, 6 January 2014

jet lag

We haven't actually been away this Christmas. But we have been living in a different time zone. We've been going to bed late and getting up really late. Our body clocks are somewhere near Madagascar I think.
The big one went back to school today. I got up and waved her off. Then went back to bed. Daft not to!
But tomorrow it's back to normal. The little one is back at school and me and the dog walk round with him so I'm gonna have to get up and stay up.
We're gonna be sooo jet lagged this week.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

ostrich for Evan

Today I had an email from a lovely lady in America saying that she and her daughter were loving my pictures but that her son loves ostriches and my blog was sadly lacking in all things ostrich. That would be because I've actually never drawn an ostrich before. In my life. Ever.
So this is for you Evan, your very own ostrich x

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

happy new year!

Happy New Year people! Hope it's a good one :)