Another Year…

…closer to collecting my state pension😁. This is what makes me excited about my birthday, which is today. Also, we are on a holiday near the Welsh border and it’s peaceful and beautiful up here, which makes me feel very grateful.

May Update

I had a long conversation with my marketing advisor at Mellowburn Media and she tells me that my blog should be updated at least once a month and that it should contain some of my jewellery work — so O.K. First things first. In an effort to better cope with lockdown measures and the general … More May Update

On Getting Older

These words were found on Twitter and brought to my attention by a dear friend. It was written by Gennifer Hutchison, who was a writer for Breaking Bad. It resonated with me and maybe it will resonate with you, too. Here it goes… “Here’s a thread of some stuff that happens as you get older … More On Getting Older


Trying to beat the winter blues with a trip to Portugal. We invited our friends, Mr and Mrs Redrokit to join us and the four of us knocked it on the head. AP and I had a few extra days in Porto due to inclement weather and we decided that that wasn’t such a bad … More Portugal

Post Holiday Holiday

Because we were feeling out of sorts after December events – we took ourselves away to the coast. These photos are from Lyme Regis, a town that is notable for the birthplace of Palentologist, Mary Anning (see the film Ammonite), the home of author John Fowles and the setting of the film based on his … More Post Holiday Holiday

Teachable Moments

This is Katie, my 10 year old neighbour. Sometimes she hangs out with me when she is not in school. She’s a lovely, lovely kid. The last time she stayed with me, we watched a program on the suffragettes and that sparked a good discussion on the history of women’s rights. One time we watched … More Teachable Moments