Monthly Archives: March 2014

Happy Mother’s Day

Have you seen this picture book? It’s called Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson (of Gruffalo fame). I’m pretty sure Rebecca Cobb won an award for the illustrations but can’t think where I read that now (pregnancy brain!). Little Owl loves … Continue reading

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SCCR Banners

It is a still, grey day here in the Borders. Some beautiful Chionodoxa have come out in the garden. Their purply-blue, star-shaped flowers are bright explosions of colour in amongst the pale lemon of the primroses. These low-growing bulbs are … Continue reading

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Stuff

There’s no doubt that new born babies need a lot of stuff. The smaller they are the more stuff you seem to need to take around with you. There’s a whole market out there designed to play on every potential concern … Continue reading

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Winding down

Rain is pattering down on the kitchen window and three rooks are rooting around in the newly spread compost in the garden. After tonight there will only be two life drawing classes until the end of term. I am winding … Continue reading

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Home-made cleaning products

Last summer I had a grand plan to make my own homemade cleaning products. I’d read a few books and some articles on the internet. People waxed lyrical about how much better it is for the environment, your health, and … Continue reading

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Children in Scotland

I was chuffed to bits that an illustration of mine was used in an article about the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution in the March issue of the Children in Scotland magazine. Children in Scotland is the national agency for … Continue reading

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Strange conversations

Over tea yesterday I had one of those conversations you often have with a small child. It went something like this: Little Owl: That’s bozanne. Me: What’s bozanne? Little Owl: That. Me: The pepper pot is? Little Owl: Yes. Me: … Continue reading

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