Knit and stitch

This Thursday I took a half day and met up with Fi to head to London for the knit and stitch show. The night before I had tried to make a list of the things I needed, wool to finally knit my owl jumper and to keep an eye out for the beautiful Natural History Read more about Knit and stitch[…]

Hannah’s exhibition at the lightbox

This weekend we headed off to Woking to visit Auntie Adrienne & uncle Alan. Although we didn’t get chance to see my cousin Hannah (cause she was at work) auntie Adrienne suggested we go and see some of Hannah’s coursework which is currently on display at the Lightbox gallery (just a stones throw from the Read more about Hannah’s exhibition at the lightbox[…]


I’m delighted to announce that more progress is being made against the house revamp. This weekend Jam managed to put down the Lino in the bathroom (it isn’t stuck down yet as it needs to settle). And as you can see above we also got painting this weekend, the front bedroom which is hopefully going to Read more about Progress![…]

I knitted a house

For Age UK, they asked  and I knitted, but alas not quite fast enough, so an emergency day off was needed to sew all the bits together and stuff it. I got there in the end however and headed into town to hand my beautiful crofters cottage in. This is the picture it was based Read more about I knitted a house[…]

Making Christmas

It’s only going to be a brief post this evening I’m afraid my lovelies (but golden stars if you spotted the nightmare before Christmas reference from the title alone, I love that film and I’ve been sing making Christmas around the house as I work…). I thought I’d check in and let you know what Read more about Making Christmas[…]

Abingdon Crafts for Christmas Fair

I took Friday off to have a good look round Abingdon Crafts for Christmas. I go every year but this year I knew that Vikki Lafford (now Vikki Lafford Garside) and her amazing machine embroidery creations would be there. I had to find her! I first came across Vikki’s work in the Cornerstone in Didcot, we were Read more about Abingdon Crafts for Christmas Fair[…]

My first foray into facinators

We are off to a wedding on Friday as Jam’s cousin Adam marries his Fiancée Vicki (all the best people are called Vikki you see 🙂 ). Nanna O.B (Jam’s nanna) has picked a very sparkly outfit for the occasion and mentioned to me a while ago that she would quite like a fascinator to Read more about My first foray into facinators[…]

Journey to the V&A

This weekend we headed to London to catch up with Alex and Victoria. First up we toured the many wonders of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The above (and pic at the top of this post) were two beautiful but very unusual chandeliers positioned in the entryway to the museum itself. We had some fun in Read more about Journey to the V&A[…]

Markets and fairs

Thought I’d start a series of posts to give an insight into some of the most excellent things that happen in Oxford on what seems to be a daily basis. The first is an old favourite the Thursday Antique/collectables market at Gloucester Green. There are always loads of fab stalls and I usually end up coming Read more about Markets and fairs[…]

More cake and curtains

There is no rest for the wicked and so I spent most of Friday night in the kitchen making pink vanilla cupcakes with very pink icing. The reason was Against Breast Cancer were taking over Abingdon market place and they were a bit short on cake. So I put on the oven and had a Read more about More cake and curtains[…]