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My husband, Ben, is a writer. I know Iâ€™m an impartial reader, but I have to say, heâ€™s really very good indeed. Ben is imaginative. But then, youâ€™d need to have plenty of imagination in order to have interesting stories to tell.Â Imaginative may be too obvious and not sufficiently descriptive. So I guess thatâ€™s […]
Theyâ€™re at it again. Those crafty muthaâ€™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. Maryâ€™s Church Hall in, where else, Bearwood. And guess whoâ€™s going […]
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 […]
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 […]
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