Skating, friends and a doodlesome evening

First Tuesday of the month meeting, for the first time in a while (it doesn’t run in school holidays, and got caught out in September by inset days). Small declined on the grounds that none of his specific friends were going today, so I was able to offer a lift to one of Smallest’s friends, […]


That’s a big word for splitting yourself up into lots of different pieces isn’t it? Tell you one thing, I’m going to have to get a whole lot more organised. Hm. Anyway, I’ve launched the new reviews/competitions/money making/money saving site over at Not Just Kids Stuff. There’s a Shopkins giveaway running, so you might want […]

#NeverRunOut – creating a picture book with #HPInstantInk

I’m absolutely thrilled today to be taking part in the NeverRunOut campaign with HP Instant Ink. Regular readers will know that we’re huge fans of picture books, and to be approached by HP a little while ago to take part in an activity where a group of bloggers work with a well known picture book […]

Circle time.

It will surprise no one who knows me that I’m pretty much making this up on the fly 🙂 (If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, pop back to the first post about creative circles here. I’ll wait.) What I have in mind is a situation in which we all support each other. The support […]

Opening a creative circle

I have written stories for as long as I can remember. I’ve never joined a writer’s group. I’ve started drawing and painting and general art. But I’m not sure about the local art club. And there’s knitting and sewing and crochet and spinning, costume to make and felt to, well, felt. Creativity is something that […]

Playing with light, and doodling

I love experimenting with my camera, which is not something I expected to be saying here. Today I was scrabbling around in the garden, trying to get the angle to get a shot against the sinking sun. I think it went pretty well. Then I finally got around to doing a sketch for sketchalong. Which […]

Sketch on a Sunday

and a Monday and a Tuesday… I’m trying to remember to do a quick sketch every day. Here’s today’s effort.

Wordless wednesday – a boy and his bear

Creative competitions for children – roundup

I’ve gathered together a few links to creative competitions for children (and occasionally adults) that are running at the moment. If you’ve any you’d like adding just let me know! Win the chance to perform your own poem with Steven Camden! | Children’s books | The Guardian closing date 27th July open to children age […]

Saturday 30th May 2015

{watching} Bandits (amazon link). We had dinner before film, and the little ones went to bed, so we could watch something a bit more adventurous. Bruce Willis is usually a good sign that an action movie will at least be fun, although it turned out that this wasn’t really an action movie. The humour went […]

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