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

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Well we did it, our first public performance as a group and it went really well. We only made a few mistakes here and there (ahem!), and I'm sure no one noticed! But most importantly a good time was had by all,well definitely by me, and the others seemed to be enjoying it too.
Here's me in my silly hat, rag jacket and with a black face. If you want to know what that's all about go and look up 'Border Morris' on the internet, I can't be bothered to go into it here. When I'm more organised I'll do my face in prettier colours to co-ordinate with my rags.

ready to go

...and in to the middle..

...and round we go..
that's me on the right.. if it matters?!

The mad bunch that is Imbloc Bedlam, including musicians

Our 'hosts' for the day 'Black Bess' dancing

Mass Morris dancers in Newton Abbot

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!