How (not) to crochet a scarf


Crochet is a wonderful fun craft. It’s quick, easy, portable and you can make amazingly effective accessories that are completely unique. Or, like me, you can completely fail. A little while ago, I had a lovely ball of Debbie Bliss rialto lace sent to me from Cosywool, with the associated challenge to crochet a scarf. […]

The last minute panic pack


  You’d think, knowing that I’m going on holiday with three children, that I’d have spent the last week getting ready. Processing washing. Organising food for those left behind. Doing a little every day. You’d be so very wrong. I class it as a triumph if I get stuff sorted the day before we go away, […]

Saturday snapshot


Hulkbuster, with Sky backstage at the O2 arena.

A Wicked Old Woman by Ravinder Randhawa – guest post.

Ravi Photograph

I’m very pleased today to be taking part in the blog tour for A Wicked Old Woman by Ravinder Randhawa. Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Matador Format: Paperback & Ebook Published: 24 Oct 2015 (republished) Goodreads link Amazon (affiliate) A Wicked Old Woman Drama. Masquerade. Mischief. A sharply observed, witty and confident novel. Linguistically playful, entertaining and […]



It’s all about your point of view. The same flower, the same morning, the same camera. Just from two different points of view.      To me one looks warm and one cold. One could be morning and one evening. Or one summer and one winter. No, both today,  taken just a minute or so apart, […]

Saturday snippets 21 November 2015


{travelling} to London, for HP UK event and Blogfest. It was a shame the HP event had to shift, meaning that I missed the morning session (including Rachael’s talk) but I made it to King’s Place in comfortable time for my first clinic at 12.30.  {talking tech} giving advice on wordpress, images, hosting, domain names. […]

The picture unseen


I take a lot of pictures every day these days. Maybe two or three make it to instagram, or my fb page, or sometimes here. Quite a lot just don’t fit the mood and they languish, on camera, on ipad. Like this flower. One of the blooms that I think will be polished off by […]

A chink in the clouds


   Sunrise at 07.21 – I was there maybe ten minutes later, just in time to see the sun peeping through clouds. Within ten minutes it had greyed out completely, so I think I was lucky. I drew during support group, while listening. And failed to buy jeans for blogfest on the way back, because […]

How to share links to facebook with just one image.


If you’re in the habit of sharing your blog or brand links to facebook, you may have noticed that recently something changed and instead of the one link with image preview, you get a kind of carousel effect. This is, quite frankly, kind of irritating. You’ll be pleased to hear that it’s easy to avoid. […]

How to survive (and thrive) with a 2048 brain.


  Have you ever played 2048? It’s a horribly addictive number tile puzzle game, you slide the numbers about and they double up when they touch matching tiles. You’re trying to get to 2048, and of course if you achieve that, the target doubles. Did I mention it’s horribly addictive? Just one more go. Suddenly it’s […]

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