Barcelona: New Years Eve and Kings Day.

The beach is becoming somewhat a tradition for the four of us at New Year. It happened for the first time last year when we accidentally ended up on a beach in Holland after realising we had left it too late to get ourselves to Amsterdam. We then discovered that in Dutch spirit people tend to throw fireworks in the street (sometimes at each other) and decided it was a blessing in disguise that we had missed the shuttle back to Dam.

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Mushrooms

Developing a crochet pattern for mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi.

The Van Project – Fanny and the Octopus

Nick and I decided late last year that we were going to start the van project. I had been toying with the idea for some time, there was an eco project going on abroad that I wanted to join and after traveling a few cities in Europe using trains and youth hostels I wondered if I…

Bronze Casting

A friend of mine, Piers Watson, came to stay over the weekend. I met Piers when I was travelling through a site called workaway. The principle of the site is that if you have work on your land or property that needs doing, you offer this up to travellers in exchange for food and shelter. I…

The Final Cut

On the 4th of December 2014 I cut the Pompom (just over 4 months after starting). I got to approximately ball 72 and had to stop due to a collapse in the cardboard. Throughout the process of making, the cardboard rings must have been moving ever so slightly on each rotation. It got to the point where…

Paris, France.

Been absent for a few weeks – well I came back from Paris yesterday! Had a great time staying on my friend’s sofa for a week! We used to go on holiday when I was a kid and I would play with French children, and then I loved studying French when I was in School so…

The Pompom…

A couple of months ago, I was making pompoms around the dinner table with my house mate. We got talking and… well… one thing led to another and she challenged my to make the biggest one I could. She had a spare box at work waiting to be thrown away that once contained a barbecue…