Saturday, 27 September 2014

great outdoors

It's the big one's birthday. She's a big 14 today! And somewhere along the line I appear to have agreed to her and her mates sleeping in the tent in the garden!! Well THAT was a great idea. Wasn't it....

Friday, 26 September 2014

hands free

There's only one good thing about cold weather. I have to wear a coat to walk the dog. And my coats have pockets. This means I don't have to juggle the phone/keys/poobags/dog treats/other assorted crap that I carry round with me. I'm all hands free and everything!
That's the only good thing about cold weather. The rest is pants.
ps...thanks for all your comments, emails and messages on my last post :) x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

plan B...the update

So I expect you're all wondering how it's going with plan B? What with it being a year ago since plan A got kicked into touch and everything? Thought so....

I have to say I felt really sorry for all those GTS hopefuls today who didn't get through to the finals. Cos that was me last year. And it was awful!
At first I was gutted...Then completely flat and fed up...Then really annoyed with myself for falling for it all...
Then I got on with plan B
And as luck would have it plan B turned out to be even better than plan A could possibly have been.
I'm busier than I've ever been with my commissions. And I am totally loving being part of the Dotty Wren Studio. Those girls are just ace. Life would be so dull if I didn't get to moan with them every day! We don't need an agent. We can do it ourselves. Turns out there's this thing called the internet these days. You can contact people on it and everything! Sell designs. Sort out commissions. Show people what you can do. It's totally revolutionary! AND no agent's fees. Who knew?!

So if you're a sad loser from this year's comp I'd just like to tell you that you don't have to be the winner to win. Stop moping about and go get yourself a plan B! You'll love it x 

ps....My big dream? Kid's books? It's happening :) Watch this space...

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

goodbye summer...hello lots of clothes

Summer's over. It's cold. I've got the heating on. And socks. That's me wearing 14 layers of clothing for the next 10 months....

Sunday, 14 September 2014

wedding bells

We had a rather lovely night away on Friday. Me and the other half left my Mum and Dad in charge of the kids and zipped off to York for an overnight jaunt and a wedding. Not our wedding. Someone else's. An old friend. 
We had a super lovely time and it was nice to catch up with people I haven't seen for years. And, as one of them pointed out, probably won't see again till there's a funeral. Looking on the bright side...
Anyway, big congratulations Liz and Tony xx

Friday, 5 September 2014

back down to earth

Did I go on holiday? Must have done cos there's still a suitcase in the middle of the living room floor waiting to be unpacked. Five days after we arrived home. But as it's all summer clothes and we are in the middle of Autumn in Yorkshire there's no rush....might just leave it all in. Save myself a packing job next year!
Why is it that 2 hours after landing at the freezing airport it's as if you never went away?
We had a fab holiday.
But we are back to normal life again now. With no time to unpack a flipping suitcase. And no use for summer clothes...