Desks for Play

Christmas came around and once more we decided to make gifts for the God children rather than buy them yet more toys.  The question was however what to make for the boy who loves lego and the girl that loves rainbows, and fairies, and unicorns, and making things. Well a lego desk for him.  With…

A Pair of Sailors

Eighteen months ago, was it really 18 months ago, I posted here about some of my early attempts at painting and what was my first attempt at a style in which to paint, having well and truly decided that I was never going to be satisfied with my attempts at painting realistically.  Since then I have…

Who Lived in A House Like This?

I don’t know who lives in it now, I don’t know who will live in it next, it is currently up for sale at POA, and as I am not going to apply I am not going to know, however I do know who once lived in it before it was in the estate agents…

Dear Chicken Licken, Now I Understand.

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I like gadgets and gizmos, I embrace modern technology and while it occasionally has its hiccups on the whole I have found it to be at least as reliable as the alternatives. There were however two things that I held back on the first…

Chocolate Banana Loaf

What do you do when you have over ripe bananas and know you shouldn’t be cooking?  You supervise Hubby cooking a Chocolate Banana Loaf of course, and if he can do it anyone can.  Daughter can attest to it tasting as delicious as ever. 250g/9oz plain flour 25g/1oz cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder ¼…

Birthday Daffoldils

Yesterday I was given a big bunches of daffodils for my birthday.  They were all tightly shut, the petals folded over along with that little paper wrapper daffodils possess.  It was as if they knew they had to keep their glory hidden away for at least one more day. An empty house and instructions not…

Pirates on the Clyde

No Scotland hasn’t moved to the African Coast and suffering from those kind of pirates, these ones are the Robin Hood variety and included my daughter.  I was at church this morning when she launched herself off the 165ft high Finnieston Crane on Clydeside to raise money for the Stroke Association but Hubby popped along…