A thank you to those who Care

A thank you to those who Care

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to a wonderful group of people who often, it would seem, receive bad press.   I would like to thank them for their patience in working with those that are often difficult and sometimes traumatized. I would like to thank them for their gentleness … Continue reading

The Gorgeous and The Grotesque

The Gorgeous and The Grotesque

2015 has been a very, very busy year with not enough art and not enough blogging.  Happily this week there is both. Friday evening Heidi Rhodes of Heidi Rhodes Textiles and I put up our embroideries in the Farnham Maltings’ Riverside Cafe, thankfully helped by Anna Garrett who works as Curator and Gallery Co-ordinator and … Continue reading

Prepared to be repaired

Prepared to be repaired

In my Post Re-Wombled or perhaps Up-Wombled in September 2013 I wrote that I hoped someone would open a Repair Cafe in my area.  And they have!  Farnham now has its very own Repair Cafe that sets out its tables and tools once a month in the centre of town.  This has come about due … Continue reading

Sheepish start to the new year

Sheepish start to the new year

2015 is the Year of the Sheep or Goat in the Chinese zodiac.  So how fitting that my first Post of the year is to show off my latest knitted creation.  Of course I am glossing over the fact that we are still, really, in the Year of the Horse and that the Chinese New … Continue reading

Not made in China

Not made in China

I don’t want to worry anyone unduly however Christmas is not far away and it’s too late to hide.  I know it is only once a year but how come it always feels like a biannual event?  Oh humbug. On the bright side Farnham Local Food , Surrey’s CSA is now selling its own Christmas … Continue reading

Soup for the soul

Soup for the soul

When life becomes so bleak that the consumption of homemade cake and pots of tea, and the hugging of random dogs in the park (I still miss Molly dog, and she was a big dog to miss), aren’t quite enough to raise the spirits then there is one other solution.  Soup.  Not the sort that … Continue reading

Crumbs of comfort

Crumbs of comfort

In July I had found myself on a leaky lifeboat and in August I felt washed out and blue but now in September I am on dry land having been buoyed up by copious amounts of tea and sympathy and homemade cake. When all else fails its best to pop the kettle on and chat … Continue reading