Friday, May 30, 2008

OK it was the extraordinary contrast between the green walls and the red fire equipment which got me here. I know whoever decorated this staircase at Liberty's was thinking about the two colours singing off each other.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

March 08 Liberty's london a display of wooden painted clogs- I think purely decorative I don't think they were being touted as the next big shoe.

I got sandals ! I thought about buying them yesterday but the raingods punished me by raining down on Edinburgh all day - but they seem to have moved to London as no illeffects from my lunchtime trip to the shop.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


at work - someone came from personnel and said there had been a compaint about how loud my laughter was......

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ghost Bikes

I'm so glad that I've restarted my organic box. I'm a bit overwhelmed by veg as they delivered two weeks in a row but I've contacted them and it will go to everyother week to give me a bit of a breather to use it all up.

Tonight I'm making Leak and Potato soup with Sunflower loaf as a side to be followed by Rubarb and Apple Cumble.

Full time work is really using up my time and energy. I did a few errands today came home and had to have a rest!

I tried to swim on Friday but C and I had got completely befuddled with the opening times of the Vicky Baths in Leith. So instead we hopped on a bus to Porty (collectively whinging about our jobs) and walked by the shore. Quite blustery with lots of white horses. We then had fish and chips - yum!

Monday, May 19, 2008

27 Thoughts on Blogging for Artists

my 1002 post...

Angry Chicken and Shutter Sisters

Would like to write something very penetrating and good. But I'm feeling squeezed by work. Highlights include finding my nice pen which went awol for a few days. I went to dinner on Saturday got v drunk and came home at 3am. By a miracle I got myself the next day to St Margaret's Loch on Holyrood Park for a 'memorial walk' to my friend Rachel who died earlier in the year. The gorse was spectacular the views panoramic, my knees were knackered by walking down the steps to Duddingston. We had lunch at the Sheeps Heid afterwards. I've signed myself up to swim on Friday to see if that will help my aching knees. Meanwhile back to housework and excel sheets.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bokeh on the tweed?


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Morsbag - love the idea but longer handles please so we can carry on shoulder?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Go to Jen Lemen's blog and read about her inspiring trip to Rwanda.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bears Just Want to Have Fun - sorry couldn't resist

Poppytalk - cool stuff blog

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

I said to R ~ "Its stupid but I thought if I have an interesting diary I'll have an interesting year." And she said 'That's a really Russian thing to say."

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I bought a terribly expensive diary from them for next year - I saw it- and kept on thinking about it so I went back. Its impractical without dates in it and other useful stuff but its illustrated with photos which drew and redrew my eye.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Interesting blog over at Danny Gregory about learning to draw. I'm afraid that I had to weigh in on the comments.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Sydney 2004 Lomo Crown St

I've got stuck into knitting the wool I bought yesterday - a jersey for The Cutest Neice (TM). But I didn't do a swatch and now I'm worried it will be ... HUGE.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

May Day

I've been all over town doing errands, picking up book orders, buying wool, cards, soap and a new calligraphy pen. Lunch out - I feel I've had a decadent day. I wrote cards while having lunch and posted them. Edinburgh looked like it was thawing from winter. It was wonderful to pass by the Canongate churchyard and see the blowsy pink cherry blossom.

I'm going to sit outside now with a coffee and sew up the third baby blanket.
Picture above to support the Fight for your right to dry - apparently municipalities are banning people from drying clothes outside because its unslightly. Our planet is frying and these eeejits are concerned about washing outside... Oh and I love this blog Two Shear Spirits.

Been working. But on Thursday I felt better a bit of my energy came back. I've been living in the 'land of the cold' for three weeks now. I went the beach straight after work and walked. Cold but invigorating. My eyes miss the view. Last night I went home shoved a chicken in the oven with potatoes and then dashed to beach. So lovely was able to take off my shoes and walk barefoot. Then I came home to roast chicken for dinner.