We went on a quick selling trip yesterday. It was to a place that we know well, and where most of our customers are familiar and almost friends. One of these is deaf, and has the most delightful little ‘hearing’ dog who accompanies her on all trips. Tilly is always at her side, very friendly… Read More THERE you are!
I don’t often listen to the radio, but today it wafted in from the other room and I became aware of music. It was a song from the ’80’s being sung by Elvis Costello, and I remembered this funny little story. When my daughter was small we often drove 50 miles to visit my parents. … Read More They say the cutest things.
There are times when it is difficult to ignore a conversation that is going on nearby. Travelling in a train, or sitting in a cafe are just a couple of occasions when this might occur. This happened yesterday when I met up with a friend and we grabbed a quick cup of coffee. Sitting at… Read More Eavesdropping
There is nothing I like better than playing with dyes! I love the way they mix and mingle to create new colours. I love the way two colours can be changed to create a third and fourth – and this without altering any of the proportions. I love the way the same two colours can… Read More New Workshops
There is nothing like a smile to defuse a tricky situation. I’m one of those annoying people who wakes bright and cheery and ready to start the day. You know the sort – a quip on the lips and you want to smack them in the face! Well DH is the exact opposite. It takes… Read More Help! I’m a prisoner
I went to the hairdressers earlier today. It was just a quick visit, and I came home looking much tidier. However, it was also an interesting experience. There was a young mother there with an 18 month old girl who was allowed to run riot during the proceedings. After a while of running around, brushing… Read More Mother always knows best
I once said that I would never drive a Ford car. Well, our current car is a Ford, and so was the previous one. The one we have now is OK, but the last one was all that I imagined a Ford would be, and I hated it. I also said that I would never… Read More Never say Never!
What does autumn mean to you? Shades of red, orange and green? Dark nights? It means all of those things to me – but autumn also heralds the start of a new academic year and the publishing of a number of college brochures etc. Therefore, my main thoughts in autumn are preparation, preparation and preparation.… Read More Time to prepare
Well, it’s Monday morning. It’s dreary, damp and dismal. That’s just outside, though, inside I’m working with colour, so none of the above words apply! (Not quite true, some parts of what I’m doing are just a little damp..) I’m sloshing colour in a profuse manner. It’s the best way to do it, and it’s… Read More The three d’s
I haven’t been well. I’ve had bronchitis, and it has been painful and irritating. However, thanks to a dose of antibiotics I am now on the road to recovery. I should have rested during this time, but unfortunately I had to work. Today, however, was different. No alarm, no reason to get up, so what… Read More Just a little bit of fun