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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

More painting on glass

This weekend I returned to Ardington to do another glass painting workshop with the lovely Nicola Kantorowicz. I had a very specific project in mind ever since I got involved with the Oxford Moth Project  earlier this year I’ve been pretty fascinated by all the different colours and patterns of moths. While looking through my Read more about More painting on glass[…]

Harcourt arboretum

During the day of all Hallows eve myself and Friend Sian took our ‘proper cameras’ (the ones you have to manually fiddle with before you take the shot) to Harcourt Arboretum to visit the trees and hopefully catch a bit of the magic of the season on film. These are the results: As you can Read more about Harcourt arboretum[…]

Wychwood forest fair

Today was the nicest day we have had for ages, which made our trip to the Wychwood forest fair even better! There were a myriad of delights but the main thing that lured us there was our favourite puppetry company Hand to Mouth theatre were performing the most excellent Piggery Jokery, so clearly we had Read more about Wychwood forest fair[…]

A visit to Tiggywinkles

This weekend in a trip that has been long overdue I set off with Trish to visit St Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital. Primarily known for being a hedgehog hospital the site also takes in and rehabilitates all species of birds (including lots of the beautiful local read kites), badgers, roe deer, foxes, waterfowl, bats (oh and did Read more about A visit to Tiggywinkles[…]

A hoggie invasion

Last Sunday I shut the hens away a little later than usual and became aware of a rustling in the undergrowth by the run. On closer inspection we found this little fellow trying to get into the run to eat the girls meallyworms. The next day I went into our local pet shop for some Read more about A hoggie invasion[…]