up on a roof.     And on the right page.     


   the phrase ‘burning the candle at both ends’ comes to mind… The first end : I’m in the deli across the road, refuelling with French toast, sausage and egg (like yesterday), I’ve had just under four hours sleep, overcome the rank shower situation (very proud) and escaped into the Manhattan sunrise. GlamMum has way…


to Manhattan, dear reader. I am in stitch nirvana. Here. It’s in the garment district. Tick. It’s down the street from mood fabrics. Tick. It’s got a sewing machine over the entrance. TICK. it’s got the lovely Ashley behind the bar. Tick. And it has sewing kits! Zen sewing kits. TICK TICK TICK.         …


Now I have a choice here don’t I?? I could document my adventures in NYC coherently, in time order and with proper regard to the journaling process. But, hey, where’s the fun in that? No, I think I’ll document the important things….images, ideas, weird stuff I see. You can get the classic NYC images etc…


You know that flow is my thing, my focus. I’m doing my MA on it, I’m fascinated by what kicks off the  creative process and sustains them : flow. Well here I am sitting God knows how many thousands of metres above the green earth and I come across one of the best TV programmes I have ever…


to. New. York. Yup.  That’s right. NYC here I come. I’m on a bus heading to the airport and a flight to a totally self indulgent trip hopefully filled with fabric and art and fun and good friends and food. I’ve got my sketch books and pens, I have my iPad and sweeties. All set….


well, here we are, end of the school year. And what have we learned? Little one is not so little any more Elder is getting bigger and more grown-up and is no longer my little tiny boy Conversations with both of them are far more interesting these days And more challenging  both of which are…

Thank you teacher part two

and what of Elders teacher? Well he love singing so I made him an emergency singer’s  kit containing: Sore throat remedies Chocolate flutes sheet music More  chocolate! Hand Painted mug decorated with music notes and notations.           

Thank you teacher part one

so, it’s that time of year again, and I’m wondering what to get my children’s teachers to say thank you for taking them off my hands for the whole year. Little one has finished reception and is still in the school system so I have lots to be grateful for. This post shows what I…


  Clarity is rare. Most of the time we are distracted by day to day responsibilities, the school run, the commute, the tube strike, the grocery bill…and then every now and then you get a chink of time, a window, that lets you see with precision, see everything. I was lucky this weekend, I got a chink….