For those who have been following the craft side of my work, you can now find my full collection of paper beads and silk cords in my Etsy shop. Due to space constraints I have not been able to keep my full inventory of paper bead designs on my web site...
May 3, 2022
I am rather sad this week. They are chopping down woodland on the hill behind the house. It has been there for more than 160 years, is one of the largest stands of pine trees in my area and is home to badgers, deer, foxes, rodents of all kinds, many...
May 18, 2021
First things first - I am now on Instagram. Yes, I am very behind the times in joining. I would never say that I am first in line with anything - but this time I seem to be roughly 1 billionth in line. I am hoping that Instagram will give my work a...
January 21, 2021
I thought I would do a little 'Meet the artist' article for my blog this month. Just a few questions and answers about me as an artist that I thought might be of interest. When did you first realize you wanted to become an artist? The first...
November 1, 2020
I don't usually write political posts on my nature journal/blog but I have just seen a post about the HS2 project taking control of the Calvert Jubilee nature reserve in Buckinghamshire. I cried. A large part of the nature reserve will be bulldozed...
October 7, 2020
On more than one ocassion I have been asked why I don't have my own domain for my web site. I did have one for a couple of years but ended up wrangling with my domain supplier over both information and money. l was not comfortable with that and, for...
February 22, 2020
So, it's winter. Not that you would know it. There has been a distinct lack of snow and cold weather. We had some snowfall this last week but it did not lie, the closest lying snow being in the hills. However I did take the opportunity to prance...
February 19, 2020
I can't believe it has been so many months since I last wrote a blog post. So much to do, so little time. I guess we are all in the same boat. My last post was about the fruit last autumn. In Scotland they say that a heavy crop of berries means it...
August 24, 2019
Autumn has been - and pretty much gone. The Scottish Borders has had so much wind recently, including two storms. So, as soon as the leaves turned gold they were blasted off the trees. However, after the very hot summer we had followed by some damp...
October 10, 2018
  It has been horrifically hot here. So unusual for Scotland. I believe records were broken - once on Thursday when temperatures got to 31 degrees Celsius and was the hottest day in Scotland for 23 years, and again on Friday when they reached 32...
June 29, 2018