Sunday, 29 April 2012

A Leap...

This is my crazy-brave 11 year old cousin swimming at Weston Super Mare yesterday..

He is now on a par with Bear Grylls in my four year old's eyes!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

French Fancies and Flowers

This morning I've been mostly eating French Fancies and doodling flowers, when I should have been hoovering, ironing and matching up 57 odd socks...

Time to get the hoover out I suppose : (

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Around here

Around here it's mostly been raining. With a few patches of hail..
So we've been lurking indoors a lot -

The effort that goes into chewing around the crusts....!

Monday, 23 April 2012


I took Bill to see Pirates.. on Saturday - it was fab and one of those films you need to see at least ten times to notice all the little details - great soundtrack too!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Illustration Friday: Heights

I haven't done an Illustration Friday for ages but I immediately had an idea for this one...

Equal Rights for Design

I treat myself to an Elle Decoration every now and then (once a month or so...) and I was interested to read in this month's issue about their new 'Equal Rights for Design' campaign.
It simply calls for 'UK retailers and manufacturers to proactively support original design and pay a royalty for each product sold' 
Makes sense doesn't it? You can join their Facebook campaign here and sign the e-petition here

Mural = Finished!

I made a push for home and finished the mural I'm painting at school..

Well, when I say finished... I'm running a little survey to find out the children's favourite books and then I'll add the titles to the books in the right hand window.
I'm thinking it's going to be a big stack of Harry Potters!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

A spot of den-building

Tom has superior den-building skills...


This weekend I've been working on some handwritten text for a client - fabulous!
(If you look at the word fabulous for too long if starts to look very strange...)
Back to school tomorrow - better do some ironing now - boo!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Rainy Day Activity

The best auntie in the world - not only actively encourages you to draw on her walls....

But joins in too!
(Three left-handers!)

And then the drive home... ughh

The Hunt

Friday, 6 April 2012

Dinosaur Eggs

We're going with an (accidental) dinosaur theme for our Easter Egg Hunt this year - the one at the top is my favourite - I rolled it in some blue food colouring for a tie-dye kind of effect - too good to eat definitely!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Slow mural progress...

I've been painting in an empty school today - eerily quiet!

Wishing you all a Happy  Easter Weekend :-)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Not enough time...

For anyone else out there who's suffering with combining work with the school holidays....

Sunday, 1 April 2012


I just finished reading Cloudstreet by Tim Winton which was great.
Just thought I'd share that with you... (Go read it)