Friday, 30 September 2016


Dark mornings.
Cold days.
Dark evenings.
Cold nights.
Time to hibernate.
Or emigrate...
Or just moan a lot.

That is all.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

sweet sixteen

It was the big one's birthday yesterday.
She was SIXTEEN!!
Ha! As if I'm even old enough to have a 16 year old daughter. Just as if.
Like I'm practically only just a bit over 16 myself. It was only 2 minutes ago that I did my 'O' Levels. (Of course the very absence of 'O' Levels in this country for at least the last 25 years means nothing to me) I'm only just old enough to drink for god's sake. No way am I old enough to have a grown up child. 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

guided tour

The little one has been chosen to show prospective kids and their parents round at his school's open evening tonight. The letter said he was picked "for his mature attitude" but I suspect they were just trying to sweet talk him into giving up his important night of Xbox playing and YouTube distraction. Whatever. It worked. He's happily helping lots of families get lost as we speak. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

faffing about

I've been totally bogged down in a zillion briefs since I came back from my jollies. I'm grabbing the odd minute whenever I can to faff about with my own ideas. But minutes aren't enough really....

Monday, 12 September 2016

top drawer

We had a FAB DottyDayOut yesterday :) The Dotty Wrens (and Lizzie's lovely daughter) met up in London and we wandered round Top Drawer at Olympia.
One day wasn't enough for a catch up though. We should have booked a week. We didn't even have time for mojitos. Next time girls x

Friday, 9 September 2016


My entire working life is now taken up completely with commissions. I never have time to do my own thing anymore. 
This, of course, is a good thing and I'm not really moaning. I'd rather be a slave to someone else's deadline than have no work on and have to sit about worrying about direct debits and holes in my socks.
But it would be nice if I had just a little bit of time. Maybe one day a week. MyDayFriday perhaps. If I did I'd be banging out a nice autumn range right about now. Like this. Only bigger. And with more purpose.

Thursday, 8 September 2016


I know I hate the cold and dark ...and January is my worst nightmare. But I quite like September. Even though it means summer is over. And it gets dark early again. And it's a bit nippy. I still like it. Everything seems new in September. 
Apart from all the Christmas stuff in the shops. That's not new. It's just bloody irritating.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

fabulous holidays

Aw we had the best holiday. I was soo not ready to come home.
We went to this amazing little island off the coast of Phuket in Thailand and it was just beautiful. We had our own little villa with our own little pool and were surrounded by the most amazing gardens. We were a 10 minute boat taxi ride from the rest of civilisation. And it was hot. And I loved it.
And now we're back. And it's bloody freezing. And I need to book another holiday. Fast. 

ps...for anyone who's interested...the unicorn was a big success :)