Tuesday Treat – Love Your Plane

One of my favourite shops in East Oxford, Comma, closed it’s doors a while ago. I was gutted. They always had so many great, unique products and stationery, it was my heaven! Fortunately, it wasn’t long until the shop reopened as Love Your Plane and throughout August, OLD MADE shop is popping up there. It’s […]

Back to life, back to reality

My summer sabbatical is finally over after a six-week break and it feels great to be writing for my blog again. I had planned to extend this break until the […]

Elder Stubbs Festival 2014

Back once again to the wonderful Elder Stubbs Festival. Organised by mental health charity: Restore, this fabulous event is a real summer highlight. Held in the beautiful allotments and orchards near Florence Park in Oxford, it’s a great opportunity fo…

And the winner is…

I’ve finally got around to picking a winner of the gorgeous Dachshund brooch. It was a very scientific way of picking the winner (names on squares of paper, thrown up in the air, one picked at random.) Well, you can’t argue with gravity right?! So the winner is… Pupcakes! They commented on the post over […]

Audrey Hepburn

‘I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.’  Audrey HepburnI’m still on cloud 9 after my holiday and I’ve had a silly grin on my face since touching down at Heathrow nearly three weeks ago. It’s probably just jet lag or the shock…

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Tuesday Treat – Fox and Star

Ah, stationery, you never let me down. You’re always there when I need you, helping me feel more organised, even I only keep you about because you’re super pretty or give me the illusion of being super organised! This selection of gorgeous planners come from Fox and Star, which is a stationery shop I’ve *just* […]

Wales in July



Back in July we went to Wales and foraged and flowered, and I meant to write about it but the time passed and we were back in the city.
I can share a few photographs at least.

I’m safe, it’s the other morons on the road…

I’m still recording video, but by and large nothing much seems to happen – or nothing out of the ordinary happens with any kind of regularity – for me to document. But here’s a few minutes commuting, edited in to a compilation (warning, contains an early, weapons-grade, use of the … Continue reading

Dodging the downpour

On Friday I left work, jumped on the Daytona and headed south on a bit of a marathon: A46 from Cov to Warwick A429 south (Wellesbourne, Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Northleach, Cirencester, Kemble, Malmesbury, Hullavington) A350 south (Chippenham, Melksham, Westbury) A36 south (Warminster, … Continue reading

Exploring Wikidata

[Summary: thinking aloud - brief notes on learning about the wikidata project, and how it might help addressing the organisational identifiers problem] I’ve spent a fascinating day today at the Wikimania Conference at the Barbican in London, mostly following the programmes ‘data’ track in order to understand in more depth the Wikidata project. This post […]

Craft Fails

I don’t know about you, but I like to try my hand at most crafts. There are some I’m good at, some I’m not so good at, but most are a work in progress, as there’s always something new to learn. One thing I’d really like to be better at is sewing. Or using my […]

Thunderstorms and Lemon Drizzle

The Other PlaceI didn’t want to like Cambridge, after all I live in Oxford. But there was something about the Colleges, narrow lanes, bikes, tea rooms and general Britishness, that took me back to the early 90′s, when I first discovered Oxford, and lat…