New year, new me, etc, etc. Perhaps it’s slightly late to be saying that, a full 17 days in to 2018, but the intention is good. I haven’t been a regular blogger for the past couple of years, and was largely absent for most of 2017, preferring to hang out over on Instagram, mostly, for […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The garden at Brownton is blooming and we are over-run with floral beauty right now. It’s brightening up the nooks and crannies of our home, both inside and out. Yesterday, Lee and I made our annual trip to the Gardening Scotland show in Edinburgh. I have to go along with Lee to make sure he […]
Well, lookee here, it’s October already. Max is proud to unveil the new autumnal display at Bellwether HQ cobbled together in seconds painstakingly designed and created by yours truly. It’s amazing what you can do with a few pumpkins and some straw filched from the field near our house. The sock monkeys I picked up […]
BRB, off to Spain to recreate this scene from my childhood. The shop remains open and orders will be dispatched upon my return on 17th September. Ole!
A long time ago, I spent pretty much every waking hour doing this sort of thing.I was even pretty good at it. Look! I uncovered a shoebox crammed with rosettes when were moving and took them out and ironed them all recently. It has done nothing to quell the rampant desire I have to get […]
I’ve still got some of those vintage Japanese banners left to rehome, plus a Make Tea sampler. They’re all £10 each including first class UK postage which is pretty reasonable, eh? If you’d like something, leave a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently started up a new Instagram account to list all my extra supplies, books, vintage stash and seconds on, don’t you know. You’ll find that account here – I’m @thebellwetherer. My main @tinyotterpaws account is still the place to go for dog photos, pictures of my dinner and day-to-day behind the Bellwether scenes snaps. Also […]
This is what my hair looks like now. I stopped procrastinating and finally did it, having told no one of my plans. I really like it! I’m told it will fade quickly, so I’ve got all sorts of potions to try and keep it vibrant. I keep catching sight of myself, or my hair out […]
My day (08/05/15) begins reaaaaaally early, when my alarm goes off at 03.30. I’ve been awake off and on for the past couple of hours anyway, partly as I’m worried I’ll sleep in and partly because I’m curious about the election results. I snooze it a couple of times and then I get out of […]
I did the Blog Every Day In May challenge last time around (or was it two times ago? I can’t remember) and quite enjoyed it, so I signed up again this year. Of course, I’ve had a pretty busy week since I decided to do so, so haven’t gotten round to even starting it until […]
Thanks for all the emails, texts, messages and comments about my furniture! I’m pleased to say I’ve found homes for everything now. I’ve got a few more things I’ve unearthed though, so same drill – if you like the look of anything here, drop me an email to email@example.com and make me an offer. I’m keen […]