Sisters 2

Alice! Alice! Who the…

One of my most vivid childhood memories is, along with my older sister, running up the otherwise unusually empty lane that stretched from our school gate to the park road. One eye was on the multiple eyes peering out the class windows, visibly wondering why we were escaping early. My stomach was knotted with a […]


Skype, Sons and Sausage

Today I have been contemplating technology. That collection of robot-powered tools that have become ubiquitous in modern life. The machinery that fuels our work and play life in both small and massive ways. The word that comes with a warning of social collapse, relationship destruction and the demise of the beautiful written word.


The Closet Project: Days 18, 19 & 20

I literally have no idea how I’m writing about another three days. Where did they go? I blame the sunshine. That glorious, unexpected, welcome, soul-healing sunshine. I hope you’re out getting a fabulous vitamin D kick and enjoying our (dare I say?) Indian summer. I shall join you just as soon as I deal with […]


The Closet Project: Day 1

To streamline my diary of this project (apparently I have a tendency to ramble) I thought I’d give myself some headings to make my reporting, and your reading, a little simpler. I have to do this every day for a month folks. Restraint is required.


An Unlikely Influence?

I don’t recall when I first became enamoured with Vintage clothing. Of course I always loved anything old, anything with a history. Even better if it was sparkly. But when I discovered ‘Vintage’?  I’m not sure. I just know that it is an enduring love. I also know when this love was cemented. My brother, […]


A Stitch in Time…

I have always had a thoroughly romantic view of sewing. If my mum would ever mention how she had handmade my older siblings clothes I felt utterly hard-done by, lamenting my off-the-peg garments – even the hand-me-downs had a label. And so when I recently decided to actively pursue some hobbies, top of my list […]