#WeekendCoffeeShare: Duvet Day

If we were having coffee i’d tell you that today was supposed to be a good day. A productive day. I was going to wake up this morning and go for a walk while Lizzie went off to her book group. Since my walk last weekend to Mill Hill, I want to start working my […]

The Shadows That Run Alongside Our Car (2016)

The Shadows That Run Alongside Our Car is a short but powerful little visual novel about two strangers running from the the zombie apocalypse. Created over the course of four days by indie trio Lox Rain, the game never leaves the confines of the used car speeding down the highway but manages to cleverly weave […]

Vegan and Counting

In this last year i’ve found myself feeling increasingly unhealthy and, come the end of summer, I was ready for some kind of detox. I made the decision to radically change my diet and I’ve been following a plant-based diet now for what will be nine weeks on Sunday. In other words, i’ve gone vegan. […]

Making the Jack Skellington Mask

We were invited to a Halloween party this past weekend and, as soon as I heard there would be fancy dress, I couldn’t resist trying to make my own mask. Given that my last laughable attempt at a mask was Felix Morton from The Dream Machine, I knew I would need some professional help. Ultimate Paper […]

Salt N’ Pepper

Yes, I don’t know what that post title is getting at either.. So #NaBloPoMo is over and – a bit like waking up to a house full of discarded wrapping paper and half eaten leftovers on Boxing Day – it’s come and gone quicker than expected leaving me a bit dazed. I wrote 19 out of 30 […]

Hobbies Unplugged

My wife sent me this link on Pinterest and it couldn’t be more true of where i’m at right now. As I write this, we’ve just finished watching three episodes of Jessica Jones on Netflix – Lizzie has caught up, whoop! – and i’ve set Spotify going with Michael Jackson’s Thriller album while I ‘work’ on […]

Ponkynarny

Exactly what the title says: Ponkynarny! Ponkynarny! What do you mean you’ve never heard of it? Ponkynarny! Yes, as far as I know it’s a made up word. I was browsing the past Daily Post prompts for inspiration tonight and came across this one for inventing a definition for the word Flangiprop! As soon as […]

Kith & Kids

Towards the end of last year I was between jobs and seeking a new challenge. I was eager for a complete change to get me out of the slump i’d found myself in and I looked at volunteering as a way to gain experience in a new sector. While at university I’d done a little […]

To absent felines

We have two rescue cats, Chocolat and Marmalade. A girl and a boy. When we got them from the NAWT (National Animal Welfare Trust) in September 2013 they were called Marmalade and Gingernut: bizarrely the names seemed the wrong way around. We liked the name Marmalade and it fitted the boy better with his tiger-striped ginger fur […]

Jessica Jones

I started watching Netflix Original series Jessica Jones tonight while Lizzie is out visiting a friend. I’ve never heard of the Marvel character before so I had no idea what to expect going in. Netflix’s new trick of showing a preview on the main menu has already worked on me a couple of times. About […]

Gorjuss Trio

In response to this week’s photo challenge ‘Trio’ – love these prints😊 Prints by Suzanne Woolcott

Family Ties

I’ve recently returned from a visit to see my family back in Scotland, hence coming off the rails with my #NanoPoblano effort this month (sorry!) I think I needed the break to be honest. I haven’t been back all year and between work and my charity projects I was keeping myself so busy I hadn’t really […]