Tuesday, 10 August 2010

wee mee

Good week, friend up from the south...and her boys, so an abundance of testosterone in the house. Luckily another female joining the mix tomorrow to sort of even it out. We opted out of the ubiquitous IKEA visit...probably wise. Huge amounts of food and wine being consumed and much mud and mess, who is responsible for which not sure yet. We had a zapzone party today for my oldest..so 10 x 11/12 year-olds there....but the easiest ever, as you turn up, turf them out, drink coffee, natter and they return hot, pink, sweaty and hungry. They get fed and watered, given cake and a party bag and you pile home. Just wear earplugs for the HYPER journey home & you're sorted! My 2 back at school next week, which I am looking forward to. I think I need the routine more than them sometimes! Anyway, I have been transformed into an i-phone weemee, by the lovely J! Not very like me, but me liking...especiallly the tongue hanging out!! 

Friday, 6 August 2010


summer holidays nearly at an end...and the weather feels cooler, how mad is that, when the rest of Europe is cooking? Anyway, have had a piece, un petit morceau, in Avantage magazine (Aug issue) can't seem to upload the pdf...but looks good! Also the fab Chris Robson took some shots of the studio for Visit Scotland. (see above). Friends coming to visit next week from down south...exciting!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


Well, the summer's here..but the sun has gone. I can't believe 2 more weeks and the boys are back at school. S going up to "BIIG" school, and G into year 5. It has zoomed past and we have done loads, and this week I am free, as they have gone off with their dad camping. So I trying to utilise my time as best I can and not just whirl about in my own space!! We had a lovely week in Oban, walking, fishing, reading and just chilling. The weather was good for the West Coast, as it can be wet, sunsets to die for, jellyfish spotting and catching mackerel. Back home and work still coming through, not as manic as usual (summer), but I had to do some crazy puffins for the BBC in a very short time frame and more online sites and orders. I will give details when they all go live. I have been on some long walks with the dogs; all the rosebay willowherb out at the moment, a weed I know, but the most beautiful pink. One day we saw red squirrels fighting in a tree (hence the pic of dogs looking perplexed up into the tree!), and one actually fell out to the ground...the weirdest sight! Today I managed to finally cover some vintage directors chairs, that have been sitting around for ages, being eaten by mice, a project for me...yay!