Flickering flames of an open fire

Flickering flames of an open fire

There’s nothing quite like warming your hands over an open fire while toasting marshmallows on sticks on a damp and chilly November 5th. The colours and patterns are stunning. They remind me of these – do you see dancing flames, acer leaves or, as someone...
The Big Draw 1 – 31 October 2008

The Big Draw 1 – 31 October 2008

This year sees the 9th Big Draw – a campaign to get everyone drawing. 1000 venues throughout the UK including museums, galleries, schools, libraries and community centres are offering activities enabling anyone and everyone to take part.  Experiment with...
I love conkers

I love conkers

The conkers are dropping!  Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without going hunting for conkers.  I still find collecting them irresistible.  There is something about their shiny mahogany richness peeping out of the dull dry husks that gets me every year. The...
Origin 7-19 October 2008

Origin 7-19 October 2008

I am hoping to get down to London and visit Origin – The London Craft Fair at Somerset House.  Staged by the Crafts Council it runs from 7-12 October then changes exhibitors on Monday 13 October and continues for Week 2 from 14-19 October.   Fellow...
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