stained glass at the weekend

The weekend of my two day stained glass workshop came at last and so I picked up my design and quite considerable stack of glass and headed off to John Mason School. Waiting as ever was the ever patient Sarah Glover And a host of other students (including my friend Lucy) waiting to get started Read more about stained glass at the weekend[…]

All aboard for a trip to the Enchanted Market

Yesterday we set our alarm for earlier than usual on a weekend and drove up first to Newbury to collect Jam’s mum Gaynor and then onto Bracknell, where the Enchanted Market had touched down for a couple of days. The building it was held in is usually a school but it was transformed by some Read more about All aboard for a trip to the Enchanted Market[…]

Irregular Folk at the Perch

So on Saturday Jam, David and I headed off to Binsey Lane to The Perch for a fab day of folk courtesy of Vez and her amazing Bedouin tent, also known as Irregular Folk. First things first we sampled the Perch’s menu:  and then took a stroll wandering round the brilliant garden. (Alice in Wonderland in Read more about Irregular Folk at the Perch[…]

Burns night and a 60th birthday

This Burns night Jam and I made our way to Garsington Village hall to take part in a rather special burns night birthday celebration. My friend Chris (who I used to play in a band with) was turning 60 and to mark the occasion he had hired out the village hall intent on filling it Read more about Burns night and a 60th birthday[…]

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[…]

Greg and Jo’s housewarming

You may remember that himself and I have been disappearing off on Sunday’s to help our friends Greg and Jo finish their house. Tasks we have completed so far include adding insulation (it was sheeps wool, lovely stuff), putting in a water proof membrane in their bathroom and plastering (the plastering was all Jam, I’m Read more about Greg and Jo’s housewarming[…]

Wilderness at the Ashmolean

Last night we went to the second of the Ashmolean’s late night openings. This one was in association with the Wildness festival (Lovely flowery lady who was stood outside welcoming us to the event I very much liked her crown of flowers). We arrived to be greeted by the flowery lady and a seemingly wild Read more about Wilderness at the Ashmolean[…]