I guess this is not really unexpected, because, come on, I am bound to be given books for Christmas. But one in particular this year has been sheer delight, and it is the Alexander McColl Smith book of photos of Edinburgh. I am loving this for all sorts of reasons; I love seeing pictures of… Continue reading Unexpected Christmas presents pt 3
Each year I write a nativity play for church. I love it. I love the fact that I can write it specifically for us, using the people who are there and working with their particular strengths, and that we can, to some extent, pick up themes from the year and work them into the script… Continue reading The nativity is never finished….
When I have time to play, I don’t only make little things. Sometimes I sew. These are some pieces I have finished recently. I’m very good at choosing what to sew, and I love the process of the doing of it….but it appears I tend to forget to finish off, press and mount the pieces.… Continue reading
I thought it would be so simple! (Well, not really, but simple enough..) My current phone has taken to closing down at random moments, and also making phantom calls – some of which were rather embarrassing – so the time had come…. Well, actually, it had come some time ago, but I was in denial.… Continue reading New possibilities and unexpected contacts….
He and his little sister were running round the park, in and out of the flower beds and the birds. “Look” he said as he stretched forward his head and bent up his arms “I’m a pigeon”.His younger sister squealed with laughter and copied him. They strutted round the park being pigeons, having a fantastically… Continue reading “Look at me, I’m a……”
Today, apart from walking around and appreciating the city in which I live, I also began to put furniture into the teeny-tiny house….the bathroom and kitchen now have their furniture, though all the dressing- soft furnishing, and stuff – still has to be worked out, sourced and put in place. But I am pleased with… Continue reading Little by little…
Today, I have spent part of the time making tiny things for the shop that I am building in 1/24th scale. Much painting needs to be done yet, and then I’ve got to think about, design and make the stock to go on the shelves. But so far, I’ve made these new shelves This… Continue reading Celebrating happiness