I have been doing a lot of thinking about change recently, and as usual, have so many ideas for things that I am tripping myself up over them. Writing down helps in part, but also generates more of them and tends to give me more to think about. It’s a vicious circle. Change is in […]
Another half-finished design that I’ve finally had time to get done – a little Art Deco feel Bonne Nuit cross stitch chart is now available to instantly download here.
For Christmas this year, I booked a table for a surprise lunch at the Hand & Flowers for Lee and I. It’s a step up from our previous Michelin-starred dining with two shiny stars, and it’s run by jolly-man-turned-waif Tom Kerridge. This is more-or-less just a gratuitous food porn post, I warn you now. If […]
Some more new stitching, this time though, I made the pattern. Danish grammar fans among you will know it should be hyggeligt as fuck, but hey, I’ve always been a rebel. You can buy this chart for your own purposes here if you so fancy.
I recently stitched this up for a Christmas gift for my pal, Jo. It took twice as long as you’d think because when I was about 3/4 of the way through, I realised I’d gone wrong in the border and had to unpick the whole fucking thing and start again. Still, it turned out well […]
We had some great weather in December. My favourite are the freezing cold days, low sun and frosty grass that crunches underfoot, seeing your breath and noticing how colours change. A few of my favourite dog-walking snaps from last month.
My old pal Alex the Clydesdale horse has gone off to be a police horse, which is quite exciting for him, if not for the police person appointed to try and keep him in a straight line. He was patrolling the hordes at Ibrox recently, I hear, I hope it works out for him. I […]
A short and sweet round up of our trip – it feels like it lasted for months, in the very best way. We ate so many great things, so many awesome things, sweated A LOT, spent too much money, drove over a thousand miles across Kentucky, went to a drive-thru ATM more than once just for the […]
Looking back on my year, it has been much busier than I expected, but that has been a good thing. I started it off with great excitement about the surprise New York trip I’d planned for Lee and I’m finishing it off with great excitement about what 2017 holds, as there are going to be some […]
This year, we were lucky to be able to coincide our visit to Kentucky with the annual bourbon festival. Lee was especially pleased that I basically did all the driving so he could do all the sampling. I highly recommend a road trip around Kentucky. We completed the Bourbon Trail, having done bits of it […]
Upon doing some end of year admin, I realised I’d neglected my blog for some months. I’ve been very busy. It’s nice to have a look back and see what I’ve been up to. Back in September, I finally gifted this cushion that I’d spent months stitching up on and off for my very good […]
Goats, street cars and the world’s best hot dogs. These are a few of my favourite things from our Cincinnati trip earlier this year.
If there is one thing America knows how to do right, it’s a flea market. I’ve been to a couple in my time, but this time I made it to not one, not two, but THREE. My cousin Anne loves antiqueing, and we both have a ruthless policy of strategising our approach to both looking […]
I just got back from a couple of weeks State-side. I took a couple of weeks off from being diabetic and am amazed to only have put on a couple of pounds after this lot. I’m still dreaming about that cheese pocket.
I’ve been dying to get back in the saddle for years, but, to be honest, I’ve just been too unfit and fat to burden a poor horse with it. Now I’ve lost some weight, and am feeling a bit more limber, I took the plunge last month and hopped aboard this massive horse. This […]