Day18 – Feast and Diet :) (by )

Nurse visit - she is really really pleased - even with flu and therefore no exercise plus the upping of calorie intake I have lost a bit more weight, also she doesn't tell people their January readings as well... Christmas. My mum also phoned to say the photos of me yesterday looked like my Auntie Sylvie (actually my great aunt), for some reason this made me think about my nans and I made me smile as some of the scarves on the skirt were their and my great nans head scarves (this used to be a thing in the UK). It also reminded me that I need to sort charm bracelets for the girls and that when I was pregnant with Jean we'd planned to make chemical symbol charms to over lay geek culture on top - I think should resurrect the project in 2015 🙂

Day 17 – the Queen of the Fairy Godmothers (by )

Fractal Christmas Tree

The queen of the fairy godmothers visited the climbing centre today and told off a very naughty elf who would not share the Chocs and spoke to Father Christmas about all the good children and told stories about a little mouse and enjoyed the crafts very very much.

Also my mum phoned me up to tell me I look like my great out Sylvie, this made me smile - the skirt is made out of head scarves and wraps some of which are my nan and great aunts scarves 🙂

I did discover that cutting out the poetry at the beginning is actually the wrong thing to do as it get the children settled, it was a fab day 🙂

(phone photos)

Day 16 (by )

Winter Tower

Painting 16 is a mythical type castle tower - I am looking forward to discovering the story behind the tower 🙂

Also on the 12th we had the Posada family - a little wooden nativity set that makes the rounds round the village and appears in the church (even though we don't live in the village anymore we still get a turn), Mary was most concerned that the baby Jesus did not have a blanket even though I explained what the swaddling was. So I ended up knitting a little sleeping bag - I think Al packed it away with the figures though as I haven't seen it since!


Day 15 – Pinterest (by )

Ice Tunnel

It is day 15 of Advent and so I painted an Ice Tunnel - well actually I painted it like a fortnight ago but I am putting it up now 🙂 Yes I was behind, yes I have back blogged!

I kind of got obsessed with this colour scheme.

Also I found an interesting article on what happens if you try and live by Pinterest for a week - Pinterest is an image sharing platform. I discovered it existed as people where putting my photos on there and my friend saw some cakes I'd made and nagged me (still have not blogged nor pinned the cakes).

I was a bit sad to see that there is a Pinterest stereotype - Mummy Blogger, White middle class housewife etc... and some people have found it depressing as they are not crafty enough 🙁 I'm kind of sad that I now know this. I also have a horrible feeling that this is me and yet not me. I know tattoos and nail art where on there as I like those things and occassionally look them up! I still don't know what the hell a Mason jar is and I write craft tutorials :/

I use pinterest mainly to gather inspiration for me and other writers and to discover potential artists for book covers or to post my own images or find science peeps etc.. I would not have gotten through her experiment! Well not unless someone was sponsoring me anyway!

Anyway this is my Pinterest, for those who are interested.

Advent 14 (by )

The Gateway

This is day 14 of Advent and this is water colour number 14 - I call it The Gateway and there will def. be a story. In the mean time my toddler is astute.

Mary: where's the cat door? Me: we don't have one Mary: why? Me: because we haven't gotten around to installing one yet Mary: poor cats shakes head Mummy make the cat door

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