Thursday, 29 September 2022

autumn legs

A fox with short legs and a hare with zero legs...

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

living with a twitcher...

Neil has discovered that there’s a barn owl living just over the moor from us. The best time to spot a barn owl, apparently, is at dusk. So now every bloody day at dusk he sets off on his bike with his binoculars to spot it. He’s been very successful so far and the stories he tells when he gets home are RIVETING 😐

Disclaimer. This is NOT a picture of a barn owl. Just a GenericNotReallyARealOwl. Barn owls are white. With a bit of brown. Apparently 🤷🏼‍♀️🙄

Monday, 26 September 2022


Nice to draw.
But cold.
And grey.
And dark.
I prefer summer.

Sunday, 25 September 2022


I'm still alive!
We went to sunny Florida on holiday, had a fabulous time, then life took over for a couple of weeks...but here I am with a little life round up. Cos I know you were wondering....

Autumn had well and truly arrived as soon as we landed at Manchester airport.
The holiday was a distant memory as soon as we got on the M62.

Then I went for a little NeilNap and woke up to the sad news that the Queen died.

We then spent 2 days buying pots and pans and plates and bowls and quilts and pillows. And food. A lot of food. And on the Sunday we drove Alf to Salford and moved him into his new student flat. 
I was a student in Salford myself back in the day...and let me tell you, things have CHANGED! His accommodation is like a hotel. With an en suite and a fancy kitchen and living area for him and his new mates.
Mine was a bedsit situated next door to a brothel. And if anyone came in a car to visit me we had to sit at the window watching it, otherwise someone would nick it. 
Anyway. After leaving Alf, and being very brave, we then dropped Jodester at the station to go back to student-land in Newcastle. 

Suddenly, after almost 22 years, we were home alone!!!
We are now empty nesters with just each other and the dog to argue with.
So...I've spent the last two weeks catching up on commissions and drawing autumn stuff.
And booking a little sunshine break to Portugal with my mates.... I needed something to look forward to 😜

Saturday, 20 August 2022

autumn vibes

It's feeling a bit autumnal round here. Not full blown autumn. Just a bit. Like it's dark earlier. And the shops are full of winter coats. And you just know that they're already making space for Christmas shit...

Thursday, 18 August 2022

mousey mouse

We're off to see a mouse next week. 
Not this mouse. 
Mickey Mouse!

Alf's never been to Disney World so we're taking him for his 18th. 

Well, mostly to Kennedy Space Center actually... cos he's into rocket launches and shizz....but we can't go all that way and not see MM can we!



Tuesday, 16 August 2022


I'm still alive!
This is a lil mashup of stuff I've drawn in August.
July was good.
But if you need to see it you'll have to look on instagram cos I cba putting it all on here. 

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

ice cream dream

Always hoping for a proper summer...

pictures from the gram

Hello July!
The weather here in Yorkshire is saying more "April" than July but we're used to it.
Here's what I've been posting on instagram lately...

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

longest day

The birds round here are knackered. They've been wide awake and singing their little heads off since before 4am today.
They're so glad it's the longest day and are looking forward to a lie-in going forward.

The birds round here don't exactly look like this. Nor do the trees. Artistic license innit....

Friday, 17 June 2022

Farm Friday

I've been having mucho fun creating farm pics for my insta in the last couple of weeks. 
I'd love to do a series of books like this.

Just putting that into the universe...

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

a good start to June

So far in June we've had a 4 day weekend for the Queen, a bus strike which lead to me working from Pret in Leeds whilst Alf was at college... and a unicorn drawing that absolutely nobody asked for.
And the sun's out today! 
So all is good in Yorkshire 😊

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

may 22

 May mashup....

may catchup

Pics I drew and stuck on the grid lately... 

Thursday, 19 May 2022

viverano toys

I designed some fab toys last year with the lovely people at Viverano.
They're organic and BIG...30cm tall! Like a new best friend. Go buy them all, you know you need them in your life!

Friday, 13 May 2022

nature watch

Spotted this week. 
On walks and in our garden.