It's that time of year once again...blooming Christmas. The snow lies thick on the ground, the presents are all wrapped and under the tree, the air is alive with the joyful singing of the choir as they gather round the tree on the village green..Santa's reindeer stomp and snort in the pen, impatient for the hard work of Christmas Eve to begin...ho ho ho.... Oh, hold on, wait a cotton picking minute, that was an advert I saw t'other day!
Here, on my little patch of planet earth, the weather is so mild you don't need to wear a coat, the shops are full of wild eyed, joyless looking people, desperately buying trolly loads of stuff they don't need, and won't eat...ho ho ho Merry Christmas!
Myself, I shall be reading a few good books, going on woodland walks, watching films, eating sticky, sweet treats, listening to the radio, getting a lump in my throat when I hear 'Silent Night'
Whatever you are doing this Christmas, have a blooming great time!
Thursday, 27 November 2014
If by any chance you are in or around Newcastle during Dec and early Jan, please pop along to the Customs House and get a lovely eyeful of the exhibition 'Chasing Shadows' It's a collaboration between me and a lovely lady called Gaynor who makes a amazing art works with fabric and feathers, pearls and lace.
Sadly, I can't get up to see it (for reasons far to boring to mention) so will have to make do with photos, I'm very disappointed as it will be a wonderful show ( Hey, give me that trumpet back, It's mine and I was blowing it)!
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
For the past three days I’ve been suffering with appallingly painful, but, thankfully, intermittent toothache...or so I thought. A visit to the dentist this morning proved to be an expensive waste of time, after much prodding and poking about with a scarery looking sharp thing and a set of x-rays, the Dentist admitted he could find nothing wrong. My teeth are healthy...So, after another episode of agony, I trotted off to the doctors...who was also a bit stumped...He prescribed some pills that kill pain in the nerves, one whole weeks worth...only according to the blurb, they take up to two weeks to work!
It’s still boiling hot...sleeping is impossible, (even more so with the not-toothache toothache)...Still, rain is forecast for next week, so I’ll be complaining about mud again.
Sunday, 13 July 2014
How is your summer? Mine has been very topsy-turvy. We had some work done on the house...and a lovely new kitchen! So pleased with it. The downside being it has taken nearly six weeks to fit...living without a kitchen is very difficult, no cooking, so we have been living off salads, with the occasional bag of chips.
Saturday, 31 May 2014
An illustration I exhibited in the 'Follow the Herring' exhibition at The Customs House, Tyne and Wear.
Wish the weather would cheer up. It's so dank and gloomy and damp, or it's absolutely pissing down...the trails in the woods are so mud choked the puppy gets filthy! Her favourite game is to run full pelt through the mire, then fling herself at me...mud everywhere!
Here she is, after I've washed the mud off...she hates it!