My Etsy shop – finally!

Finally got round to selling my handmade cards. Named my Etsy shop after my much-loved and much-missed mum, Caroline, who died in April 2017. She always encouraged my creativity and I dedicate my miscellaneous arts and crafts to her. And besides, I’ve got to do something with all the cards I made during those horrible…

Seeing angels

I stopped because I needed to catch the scent of the blossom and because tiredness and sadness were making my feet too heavy to move. The old man shuffled down Harlesden High Street in comfortable robes and an embroidered fez-like hat that looked made for Eritrean weather not this chilly spring day. Leaning on his…

For life, not just for Christmas

Last week, I stood in the not-so-little town of Bethlehem looking up at the city’s dividing wall. Though somewhat beautified by thought-provoking art, it’s still a powerful symbol of injustice and makes daily life horrific for many. But then, as the sun rose at the start of today, I listened to the happy news that the UN…

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Having written the word shit too many times in a text message, I decided to ring the changes by defining my life as crap instead. Nothing could’ve defused a rubbish moment more quickly than my newly updated phone suggesting that I replace the word crap with what it deemed to be a relevant emoji: I’m…

Want to buy some cards?

Would you like to buy some handmade cards? Hot off the press, two different sets of cards are available. Perfect for a whole range of occasions! Set 1: New baby, new home, thank you, congrats, happy birthday Set 2: Well done you, with love, miss you, thinking of you, hello friend Both sets are available in ‘bunting’ or…

And now for some creativity…

My blog is supposed to be for writing because I now put my arty stuff elsewhere. However I’ve recently struggled to find things to say and have, instead, got into the mass production of cards. I’ve now got a surplus so if anyone wants to stock up for future occasions, you can buy them from…