Sunshine, SWAP, and another interview

The sun’s out- just look at how pretty the garden’s looking after months of greyness and gloom! Tomorrow, when I’m spruced up and have done my hair, I need to do the photo shoot for the SWAP entry [which will mean trying to prise the missus away from motorcycle racing on the telly, oh dear]. … Continue reading Sunshine, SWAP, and another interview

Parrot fashion

Hurrah!  The worst of the marking is over, and time for sewing hath returned! I still have one unit to mark, but plenty of time to do it, so the pressure is off.  I had a bit of TOIL stacked up at work. and booked today off, intending to try to join my lovely wife … Continue reading Parrot fashion

That sinking feeling

I’m making decent enough progress on the marking to intersperse it with some baking, and the occasional squinty-eyed foray into the garden sunshine.  It’s not all good though. Remember the last post about all the cakey-baking?  I knocked out 4 chocolate cakes last night, all good.  Today’s kitchen excursion was to make 2 or 3 … Continue reading That sinking feeling

And sew on

Yay!  I allow myself a teeny splurge most pay days [yeah right] and my latest goodies just arrived. Blue/black leopard print, stretch heavy cotton.  This NEEDS to be a pair of Style Arc Flat-Bottom Flo trousers.  The wife also fancies snagging any remnants as contrast inserts on something for her… Pale blue heavy cotton twill, … Continue reading And sew on

Colour inspiration

I’ve been up and down the garden taking some pics of the flower display so far.  Most of the stuff that’s blooming right now is pink or blue, which all looks very cheerful.  I’m very drawn to my little ‘oriental’corner, where a deep pink azalea, deep red acer and pink/purple magnolia are doing their do.  … Continue reading Colour inspiration