From soil to grow to show

From soil to grow to show

Members of Farnham Local Food are celebrating their years of growing vegetables at their Runfold site by staging an art exhibition at the West End Centre in Aldershot.  So many members of FLF have been inspired to create artwork whilst volunteering and harvesting that it was decided to show this work to the public as … Continue reading

Put the bunting out!

Put the bunting out!

Bunting is a sure sign of Summer and a party. For all those that live local to Farnham, there is a Veg-Garden Summer Fete and Plant Sale on Sunday 5th June 11:00 to 16:00.  Hopefully Sunday will be gloriously sunny as it has been on previous Farnham Local Food open days There will be: plants … Continue reading

Simply nattering

Simply nattering

If you fancy treating yourself to a knitting magazine this month I can recommend ‘Simply Knitting’ which is not only the UK’s no.1 knitting magazine but also the friendliest.  Have a look at their Facebook page here.  In this month’s issue (145) there is a page about yours truly talking to Judy Darley about scarves … Continue reading

How do you eat an elephant?

How do you eat an elephant?

Q: How do you eat an elephant? A: One bite at a time.     I was looking for comfort one day when feeling particularly blue and overwhelmed with everything, when I came across the above saying in a book on NLP.  I don’t know why but it made me feel better…..     …. … Continue reading

Unravel, but in name only

Unravel, but in name only

Whilst in other areas of life there may be a considerable amount of unravelling, for this weekend the Farnham Maltings has got its eye firmly on the ball … of yarn.  It is Unravel again, the festival of knitting and crochet.  Hurrah! I did a couple of sketches in celebration whilst taking the opportunity to … Continue reading

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