Wednesday, October 31, 2007


milk run

I had to apply for a job this morning but woke to find no milk in the fridge. I nipped to the supermarket, crossed the road so I couldwalk under the trees in the picture below. Its very autumnal here. With caffine application done and now onto the housework.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007


shameful confessions

We all have our dark shadow side. My friend a very liberal law lecturer likes to read the Daily Mail on line 'The commenters are so right wing that I feel better!'

I confess to an habit of gossip & celebrity which I somehow can square completely with a devotion to being a treehugger. Every day I must visit gawker, defamer, and go fug yourself.

Now you know the truth....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

via Keri Smith

Something weird started to happen to my face yesterday - it started to swell on the right hand side. I've phoned NHS 24 and they seem to think I'll live until tomorrow - when I can see my doctor.However during my useless unproductive morning I've been surfing the archives of the Shambhala Sun magazine. Highly recommended Bhuddist undoing!

more photography competitions

here at the Guardian a link

Just off to sit outside with coffee and my morning pages.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Guardian on anti specialism.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

aaagh ! Peg Bracken of the I hate to cook book has just died!

Way to go 4 husbands....


Monday, October 22, 2007

Shed love

in Australia....

I have a shed - mostly storing half bicycles, paint and the barbeque but its the one thing which caused most envy when I moved here. I painted it in stripes along the wooden panels and is a very jolly feature now.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Haunting

The Photographers Gallery had a call for photos on the theme of haunting. I've just submitted this one. www.photonet.org.uk/hauntings

Go and submit your own. I have to say somewhat snarkily that I was unimpressed by the other submissions. You think a pile of ironing is haunting....

Monday, October 15, 2007

If you're bored, you're not paying attention

Yarnstorm - this blog inspires me to take up my knitting needles again. Gorgeous gorgeous colours - sadly I think my Scottish abode means my photies always have a slightly driech cast to them. I sometimes yearn to be sweetie coloured with lots of artifical additives.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yellow Cat

A few days ago my Polish lodger announced "I was very hot last night. I woke up and found a yellow cat sleeping on my bed."

"Marmalade" I interjected - I've got to keep him uptodate with idioms.

The resident cat Frida is an all velvet black girl.

"It must have got in through the window. I woke it up and it just looked at me as if to say 'I'm quite comfortable thanks - why are are you disturbling me?'"

Yesterday I found the 'yellow' cat in my kitchen on the counter behind the sink surveying life out of my kitchen window. Miss Frida was most unimpressed.

I asked if he was cold and wanted the heating on. He said he would be fine if the yellow cat came to sleep.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Good how to Collage guide in your journal.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Sunday, October 07, 2007

book making classes in Edinburgh by Kirsty O'Connor

Pamphlet Stitch Books –the simplest form of bookbinding.
We will make a variety of soft cover books using beautiful handmade papers, embroidery threads, beads, feathers and punches.
Sunday October 14th 11am-5pm. £35

Please get in touch if you would like to come –tel: 0131 659 5408 if you’d like more info.

good stuff

Send your friends a Dylan message.

13 ways to be Bodaciously nice to yourself.

I've decided to be bodaciously nice to myself by going to cafes, writing postcards (crazy when there is a postal strike on but they will get to their destination eventually).

By seeing two yes two films in one evening The Kingdom and The Singer can't get much more of a contrast.

Spending the whole of Saturday in bed, daydreaming, listening to Radio 7 and napping with the cat - and refusing to feel bad about it.

Taking walks into the unknown and seeing a Adam designed house, two highland cows (one blonde one brunette) and a chestnut horse, the dappled light under the woods.

Taking leaps into the unknown and giving up my job to make space for new stuff.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Upcoming NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month in November. Good to get advance warning so you can clear your calendar - more info here.