Philip Pullman – Oxford Literary Festival

Up until two weeks ago I didn’t think I would be going to Oxford Literary Festival this year. I had tried and failed to get a single ticket to see Philip Pullman talk about all things Northern Lights related and some thoughts on his new work all about Dust – that magical substance that exists in Read more about Philip Pullman – Oxford Literary Festival[…]

Lightning doesn’t strike twice (until it does)

Wanting to make the most of our last day of freedom before going back to work Jam and I decided to go to Haynes of Challow, last time we were there they had some chairs that matched the ones Claire & Simon gave us with their outside table, we’ve only got 2 so another 2 Read more about Lightning doesn’t strike twice (until it does)[…]

We go to Lassco

I’ve been wanting to visit the three pigeons yard near Thame of architectural salvagers Lassco for a while, so on Sunday we decided to drive out to see what the yard had to offer. Unfortunately because it was a Sunday most of the yard was shut up, but what we did find was amazing. Virtually Read more about We go to Lassco[…]

The puppet challenge – the beginning

A new year and time for a new challenge! Just before Christmas I saw the call for participants in the puppet challenge over on Clive Hicks-Jenkins artlog, a puppet challenge being curated by Peter Slight, the theme of the challenge is fairy tales, folk tales & myths. I was thinking I might come across inspiration in my new Read more about The puppet challenge – the beginning[…]

The one where I buy two antique chairs…

I’m holding my baking friend Carol completely responstible for this purchase. At the weekend we went to visit a antiques/everything you ever wanted yard that she had recommended near Wantage, Haynes of Challow . We went because we were looking for a fold down table for the dining room (our table in their at the Read more about The one where I buy two antique chairs…[…]