The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Friday, 2 December 2011

A quick catch-up

So, a long silence..what have I been up to..
Well, here are the 'things I have pictures of' what I've been up to's
I started a rug on my NEW peg loom, and the cat said thanks, when are you going to finish it for me?!

 And I've been decorating a hat.. because I've joined a morris dancing side (they are called 'sides' you know) This is not a new thing as I've done a lot of dancing in the past, including morris, and I LOVE it. I think that dancing, like singing is so very good for you. And recently I've been singing and playing the guitar more, I think it's a long winter evenings thing. I love them.
 Here are a few more of our weirdly dressed bunch at a practise night. I've only been to three practises and, weather permitting we're dancing in Newton Abbot tomorrow which is hilarious as we don't really know the dances yet!!

A bit more work on my cookery book repair 

 And using some friends as guinea pigs for some more potential workshops.

Marbling, a bit messy
I need to get better myself before I try to teach it!

Paste papers,
look at this beautiful design by one of my guinea pigs!

they were a very creative bunch and really got stuck in to it

And finally a bit of dying with some lichen (from a bonfire pile, not from living trees). I didn't believe my friend when she said that the grey furry stuff that drips off trees round here gives a yellow/orangey dye... but she was right!

And all is, overall, well my perfect life
Particularly now I'm not worrying about how many books I'm not selling
Poor but happy!


  1. What clever guinea-pigs you have. As always, I'm impressed by how much you manage to fit into your life. And, as a (would-be) writer, I take so much inspiration from your style - straight in there, right to the point, total honesty.

  2. Thank you Belinda. funny but I don't think I have a 'style'?!, I guess we all have? I've just started lambing and am dying to write lots about it, so watch this space for more 'to the point' stuff. But don't hold your breath in case I get side tracked by knitting/spinning/singing/whatever!

  3. We don't see our own style - it's just us being natural - but not everyone finds that easy!

    I'll be interested to hear about the lambing. Because our dog Ellie chases sheep, people have suggested putting her in a confined space with a ewe and a lamb. The fierce ewe then scares the dog and makes her leave sheep alone. Do you have any thoughts on that?