spontaneity vs planning

I like to think that I can be spontaneous and don’t need a rigid schedule but I’m just lying to myself. While I don’t write it all down and list it hour by hour like some people I do plan out my day and week in my head and if anyone messes with my planningRead more

About last night – Catherine Alliott

about last night

The good reads synopsis really does the summary of this book perfectly; it’s a funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life – but will she have the courage to take it Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire, chasing the Good Life. Swapping the tube forRead more

Stubborn or Determined?

I haven’t really been writing here much lately as you can tell despite having several things to review and books to talk about. It’s been easier for me to Instagram my thoughts and I feel a bit more validated there like people are actually seeing it. Dumb I know. Another reason I haven’t been writingRead more

My (not so) perfect life – Sophie Kinsella

my not so perfect life

Sophie Kinsella is one of those predictable authors that you keep in your back pocket, you know that she isn’t going to disappoint and that her writing is going to be one of those perfect Sunday afternoon reads where you pour yourself a G&T and grab a comfy spot and tell the family you’ll seeRead more

8 weeks of Charlie already! 

I completely forgot to post the 8 week update. Can you believe it. 8 weeks of an illustration a day. I sure as fuck can’t hahaha. Longest ever I’ve stuck to something like this. It’s been trying here and there. Some days I have absolutely no drive to draw and other days no matter whatRead more

A letter to my “woman parts”

‘Sup bitch. When I was in school I decided no kids for me and yet at 20 you were carrying a little bean that would turn into the smart mouthed brilliant soul that is my minion.  However, you didn’t very much like this bean and changed your mind at around 7 months and told him to vacate whetherRead more

4 weeks down. 48 to go

Last year I got a bee in my bonnet and during a manic episode somehow decided that a 365 project would be a fantastic idea.  I was going to do a drawing every day for the year. At first the idea was to have a theme for the week and do each day as aRead more

silwerstroom strand

I am not really a beach person. I am more a river in a forest sort of person mainly because the forest is pretty and green and has shade which means I can hide from the sun that my body is allergic to. I do love the beach but the sand gets everywhere and theRead more

end of the month butternut pie

It’s mid month January and I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one raiding the sofa for a few coins. I raided the kitchen to see what I had to work with and found a lone butternut, an onion and pie crust so…  MONTH END PIE! Pre-heat oven to 200 celcius Cut and steamedRead more

damn annoying brain

Often my brain frustrates me so much. Have you even had that moment when something feels really familiar and then it triggers an old memory that you can’t fully grasp but it nags and nags and nags and you just have to figure it out? The narration of the new Netflix lemony snickets series didRead more

black cats and voodoo dolls

It’s Friday the 13th and I know a lot of people think it’s bad luck or whatever. To me it’s another day, although I’ll admit that this morning did actually start off crappy though, my housemate had to put his 18 year old cat down today as he had a stroke and can’t walk anymore.Read more

my dads beer bread recipe

I forgot to get bread yesterday and Fysh has this thing about his toast ever since we got a toaster for xmas so he was a little miff when he realised we’re out. But I am not putting on pants just to go to the shop and buy a loaf of bread so I pokedRead more

craft swap anyone?

I thoroughly enjoy the bookswaps I hosted last year but think I’m going to keep them to twice a year simply because they are so much admin and I don’t make anything for my time and effort. BUT I’ve been itching to do a local craft swap for a while. I’ve done 4 international onesRead more

backlash

My post on why I homeschool seems to have weeded a few people out of my timeline. I’ve been called childish and selfish for choosing to homeschool, that I had clearly not done any research because I don’t argue well and that Fysh will end up hating me for ruining his life. I was not homeschooled.Read more

“why do you homeschool?”

I often get asked why I homeschool, and I’m often told my child isn’t getting the right opportunities and that I’m making him anti social as he’s not able to socialise enough. Why I argue this : firstly, that sort of thinking means that being in a school clearly did nothing for YOUR social skills elseRead more

A trip to the dentist

So according to the oral hygienist this morning kids are supposed to start making trips to the dentist from the moment they have all their milk teeth. I had NO idea. I really didn’t. Did you? Well when I went to the clinic last year to make an appointment to remove the broken wisdom toothRead more

#ayearinmysketchbook

I mentioned vaguely that I’m going to be attempting a 365 project in 2017. It’s two days to go and I’m starting to wonder if I’m setting myself up for failure. Either way, I’m obviously going to try my absolute best NOT to fail. I’ll be doing a mix of art styles for the projectRead more

my year in books

Every year I set a reading goal. A number of books to try and read before the year is out. For 2013 I read 185 books according to GoodReads (actually I read more but a lot of them were re-reads and GoodReads doesn’t count those) but then for 2014 I only read 20 books (withRead more

Getting ready for the new year

I haven’t made new years resolutions since high school, because generally resolutions aren’t stuck to. As that Phineas and Ferb episode where Doofenshmirtz finds out no one keeps resolutions points out. Big goals are also out for me because I get overly anxious that I NEED to reach them and then when I don’t I feelRead more