Art in action – the finale

We headed to art in action this weekend, I’d never been before and when we heard it was to be the last one the date was put in the calendar and guarded! The first thing that struck me once we got through the entry gate was how big the site was. Art in action is Read more about Art in action – the finale[…]

Wild day 24 – wild yoga

For today’s wild moment myself and a very talented Yoga friend headed over to Port Meadow during out lunchbreak to break out some wild yoga poses. It turns out the yogic pull was so strong that as well as doing downward dog, the mountain, corpse pose and the butterfly we were also investigated by many Read more about Wild day 24 – wild yoga[…]

Volunteering with BCT at Gardeners World Live

Yesterday I headed to the NEC in Birmingham to volunteer with the fantastic Bat Conservation Trust. I was one of the volunteers manning the stall for Gardeners World Live which was a massive and very colourful event: But it wasn’t all about the pretty flowers. Over on the Bat Conservation stand we were talking about Read more about Volunteering with BCT at Gardeners World Live[…]

Time for a hen party…

On Sat we headed to Witney for my hen party (only 3 weeks till our wedding & I confess it has gone really quickly). We were booked in at the Pottery place to do Mosaic or pottery painting (whilst drinking bubbles and nibbling cheese straws) before heading for a few drinks and dinner at The Read more about Time for a hen party…[…]

First adventures in fusing

This Sat I headed off to Wolvercote to complete a 1 day introductory course in glass fusing with Glass Jewels. I’ve wanted to have a go at fusing for a while so was excited to arrive and start having the process explained to me. The above piece was my first test piece (featuring none other Read more about First adventures in fusing[…]

And here we are at artweeks

After what seems like months of build up this weekend signaled the end of the wait and the beginning of my first time exhibiting as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks. I joined 17 other artists in exhibiting over the weekend at Appleton Village Hall. Should we have a look around? My friend & the finest sculptural Read more about And here we are at artweeks[…]

Beefest & Chris Packham

Saturday saw me heading to the beautiful Oxford Museum of Natural History (with added swifts in the above pic). first on the agenda was the Friends of The Earth Organized Bee Fest which saw lots of local bee stakeholders come together to share ideas on how to save the bees. After the discussions were over Read more about Beefest & Chris Packham[…]

In which my succulents are happy but I have stuff to do

Rejoice! The bank holiday is nearly upon us (and you cannot be grumpy with a 4 day working week) although the weather in Oxfordshire continues to be confused (we had warm springlike days last week and then snow on Monday night). This is balanced out however by the windowsill succulents who as well as having Read more about In which my succulents are happy but I have stuff to do[…]

A wander to Worton Organic Garden

In my diary I keep a list of local places I’d quite like to visit. This Saturday we didn’t have any fixed plans and the sun was shining so we headed off to explore Worton Organic Garden. The farm is hidden away near some stables & well off the beaten track. There is a restaurant Read more about A wander to Worton Organic Garden[…]