Category Archives: creativity

Painting the skies

I’ve realised that many of my favourite places have beaches facing west, and are perfect for sunsets. Holidays to Vancouver, Croatia, Oban and Fionnphort have been particularly memorable for some amazing sunsets. On my current trip in Scotland, even with … Continue reading

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Lowering your expectations

I know I run the risk of sounding very spoilt in this blog, but I wanted to write about one consequence of having seen some absolutely excellent shows over the last nineteen years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  It means … Continue reading

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Doing the maracujá

Sometimes you taste something and you just want more of it… While it’s difficult to know where to start talking about my recent holiday in Scotland, one part I definitely brought home with me (along with some Iona books, a … Continue reading

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Creating a drama

Sometimes a piece of drama really captures your imagination.  In something of a departure for this blog, I think this will be the second part of a trilogy of posts following my viewing of the National Theatre Live Frankenstein (see … Continue reading

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Stitching us together

Despite our agreement that ‘what happens at craft club stays at craft club’ I don’t think anyone will mind if I say how much I enjoyed the chance to hang out with some crafty friends the other night.  I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Looking for lint

No, I’m not talking about searching for a rather tasty chocolate Easter bunny.  I do like the chocolate although it’s disappointingly not yet fairly traded, but my topic today is rather more mundane.  Lint – little bits of fluff or … Continue reading

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Covering it up

So my garden is covered in a blanket of snow about an inch and a half thick, and consequently looks tidier than it has done all year.  Even inner city Birmingham can look quite beautiful when the streets are full … Continue reading

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