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It looks like I may be finally leaving London........................

As you know, three weeks ago I made the decision to sell my London house and live permanently (well for the next couple of years at least) in a small village in the Oxfordshire countryside. Yep, I was turning my back on the bright lights and big city ..... because ...... well it's obvious isn't it? ............ fields and roadkill are so much more interesting. Actually, I had better not delve into that rationale too much or I might change my mind (again). ...more

If your potential buyers are British - I'd barter :) Just couch it in Brit-friendly terms about ...more

Turn Egg Shells into Mini Herb 'Eggling' Gardens

Whoa, finally.  Spring has sprung. For short-summered gardeners like me, it is particularly important to get started early.  My gardening team and I start many tender annuals indoors.  We avoid purchasing seedling trays or pots and try to start most seeds in biodegradable handmade pots.  Cardboard tubes, newspapers, grapefruit halves are great options—we use eggshells....more

Absolutely love it. I have been using toilet tissue rolls to start my seeds in but they always ...more


The absence of something supposedly only makes you want it more. I highly doubt that's the case with my writing, but it's been missing from my life lately & subsequently, the blog, so I'm going to try and bring it back.Just not today....more

Flowers & Books

So my week, really, has been defined by what books I'm reading and thinking whether or not I really should be reading books, not writing them. ...more

Yes, a great recommend. Even the one from Caitlin. more

UPDATE New EARRINGS with bracelet at my shop

They're for you.

One thing we have a TON of around Union Square is flower stands, there are about 5 in a 5 block radius on either side of you at any time. It's freaking fantastic! Yesterday a colleague of mine and I ventured out for a walk and I just had to look like a loony for few minutes to kneel down and snap some quick photos of the flowers.I had to use my iPhone and they are blurry as a result, but I still think they look semi cute enough!...more

When Can You Begin Planting?


Spring is always the longest season for me. I think it is because I so desperately want it to be ...more

A cat painting for spring

A cat painting for spring Here is my latest creation. A cat painting with flowers inspired by a previous painting that i did a couple years ago. This is acrylic and ink....more

I like it very much!

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April Fools...

    Today is the first day in April which makes it April Fools Day. I haven't had any jokes played on me yet and hopefully I won't! If you have played a joke today or have had one pulled on you comment and let me know about it! ...more