Tuesday, 26 July 2011


I've just joined Pinterest and have become a bit obsessed with it, which has meant I haven't blogged so much - sorry lovelies! But one thing I've noticed about Pinterest is that it shows you trends and themes in the things you like. It seems that I like beautiful places to write and sit and think; somewhere where there is a connection to nature. I think at heart I'm just a dreamer....

Picture via Marvelous Kiddo

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Me and my Arrow

Such a happy song from my childhood - Harry Nilsson's The Point is a classic tale of being different, acceptance and friendship. Thanks to my sis for reminding me of this today.

Also, we're thinking of getting a puppy soon *squeals*. Maybe we could call it Arrow?

Friday, 8 July 2011

Goodness, I'm a gardener!!!

So, with our new house came our very first garden... it's huge! We're already quite overwhelmed with it and the amount to do, but I've managed to create one piece of lovely garden which is my very first. And it appears that *whispers*... I'm a gardener!

Most of these flowers and plants were grown from seed, which is amazing to me. I did get a lot of help from my mum - the gardening oracle - but I'm very very pleased with my efforts. Huzzah!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Idler

My first article for The Idler is now available! I'm waiting for my copy to plop through the letterbox - v exciting to be in such an illustrious line-up. The Idler has often been accused as being very male-centric, so this article is about women and idling, and aims to redress that balance somewhat

The Idler website says:

The issue explores the idea of small enterprise as an alternative to the nine-to-five, and contains a wealth of practical advice and inspiration for those who yearn to escape the rat race.

Idler 44 also offers an inspiring interview with Bill Drummond, who argues for the importance of taking responsibility for your own life, and just getting out there and doing it, which is, paradoxically enough, fully compatible with the idle ethic. This issue could have been called ‘the industrious idler’.

Other contributors include Toby Young, Robert Wringham, Sarah Boak and Penny Rimbaud. We also reproduce all twelve plates from William Hogarth’s Industry and Idleness series. There are fine illustrations by Clifford Harper, Alice Smith, Bronwen Jones and many more.

Just 1,000 copies are being printed of this first edition, which is bound in blue cloth, printed on heavy paper and typeset by Mr Brett.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Friday, 1 July 2011

Garden delights

We're enjoying the first fruits of our labour at the moment - nom nom!!!