Making new friends

Although I have had mucho encouragement (Thank You!) and the promise of cake if I manage to blog something every day I have decided that I cannot commit to that. I can commit to trying to do that more often though so today’s post is one of my (in)famous ‘Stuff in my home’ ones. Today…

How the mind wanders

Having been inspired by todays post on Virtual Brush Box (here) I decided to spend some of my suddenly free time doing some arty-fart – specifically doodling a postcard to send to someone I would normally have seen at least three or four times in the past two weeks but because of the lockdown I…

Bored? Who’s bored? I’m not bored.

I don’t save toilet roll inners for a weird reason, I save them for a perfectly valid reason. With the ends folded over they become treat holders for an energetic puppy, but as I haven’t seen that gorgeous puppy (or her equally gorgeous owner) for a couple of weeks, they have now become my new…

Before and after

I have found that life is better if, sometimes, you just wander into a charity furniture store, pick something cheap but solid, buy it, strip it, paint it then love it forever after. Just me? And finally…my favourite so far: You need to pick solid wood furniture otherwise the finish will be poor, but the…

Doodles for your delectation

Just a shortie today. This is Porlock beach on Exmoor. ‘Artistic’ licence has been used as there are more houses on the far side, in real life, and probably a great deal more pebbles too. Next is an homage to my Toby, the most laid-back, non-plussed Lab in the world.

Quiet passions

There is a young man, somewhere in the south of England, named Colin. Colin is a goth. Colin dresses as if, any moment, he is going to go all emo all over the place. Colin is NOT a teenager, he is an adult, working in an adult environment, doing important grown up stuff. This post…

Spooky simplicity

This weekend I painted a pumpkin, which apparently is a thing people do now. I didn’t know this was a thing until I did it, but I am happy about it. We travelled a far ol’ way to get to our pumpkin painting class and foolishly we chose the scenic route on the way there….

Overly Ambitious

I recently had to write a paragraph about myself, for a Who’s Who type thing at work. I ended it with the line ‘she also enjoys getting lost in a good book and taking on overly ambitious DIY projects’. I think ‘enjoy’ may have been too strong a word. My DIY adventures began years ago,…

Healthy distractions

Many years ago I was a smoker.  Not a heavy one, I felt sick after about 10 or 15 cigarettes per day, but it was still a very difficult habit to kick and it was ridiculously expensive, even back then, especially at a time when I had very little money.  I failed to quit many,…

Round-up part three

Part One here and Part Two here. Avoiding Drama-Llamas and other assorted arseholes – I spoke up when I saw an injustice, stood up to be counted and creditted those around me…screw you arseholes. Pressing the keys – I have drawn, I have written, I haven’t yet designed a more efficent tractor but it’s on…