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My husband, Ben, is a writer. I know I’m an impartial reader, but I have to say, he’s really very good indeed. Ben is imaginative. But then, you’d need to have plenty of imagination in order to have interesting stories to tell. Imaginative may be too obvious and not sufficiently descriptive. So I guess that’s not quite what I mean. […]
They’re at it again. Those crafty mutha’s at Bearwood Tapestry have organised a double barrelled Bearwood Handmade Winter Faire this year, 24th November & 8th December 2012. Two full days of world class crafts and artwork from local crafters filling two rooms at St. Mary’s Church Hall in, where else, Bearwood. And guess who’s going to be […]
I’ve indulged in a lusty love affair with baked confections for most of my life. In my twenties I found a recipe in that started me on a tradition of making banana and zucchini/courgette bread every year over the winter holidays. Then one day a certain Nigel Slater, of Simple Cooking fame, brought my banana bread love-in to an abrupt end…
Last weekend we participated in a very small craft fair at Ophelia Gifts in Kings Heath. Foot traffic was a trickle resulting in very low sales. Just goes to show that advertising and location can make or break an event. Thank goodness I was surrounded by a fantastic, cheerful bunch of stall holders who were willing to share ideas […]
Have you ever traded something you made for something someone else made? Doesn’t it feel great? I know many people who have, and even more who’ve never considered it. In these turbulent economic times, I think trading our goods for someone else’s is a smart idea. What about if you just gave them away? That feels even better! […]
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