Monthly Archives: May 2015

Half term

We’re deep in the throes of half term. We’ve made dolly peg pirates, baked gingerbread men, made a hanging mobile of the solar system, planted out tomatoes, and spent copious amounts of time at the splash zone (lots of movement-triggered … Continue reading

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Wasps

Out in the garage the other week little Owl pointed up to the roof over my shoulder and asked, “Is that pollen mummy?” Clinging to the wooden beam was a cluster of carefully built little hexagons. As we watched a … Continue reading

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Rain

Here is a little illustration I did of the greengrocers on the high street. They have a great range of local fruit and vegetables. I’m enjoying taking mealtime inspiration from the seasonal treats they have in stock. We had some … Continue reading

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May

I’ve been delving into my seasonal reading again this month. Steve Roud’s chapter on May in his book The English Year, is a riot of flower strewn celebrations. Roud says that traditionally May would have rivalled Christmas in the scale … Continue reading

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Forest of the Imagination

Just a quick heads up about an arts event happening in Bath this weekend. If you happen to be in the area a dear friend of ours has been involved in organising the Forest of Imagination, a pop-up multi-disciplinary arts … Continue reading

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Monkey!

This weekend Little Owl and I had a fantastic treat. We drove out to a nearby village and crammed into the pretty hall to see a puppet show version of the Chinese folk tale Monkey. This was an adaptation of … Continue reading

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Slowly, slowly

You’ll be pleased to know I’ve stopped flapping. Slowly, slowly my heart has caught up with my body. Little by little the jarring exhaustion of constant newness has given way to gentle wonder. Our new house was built in 1932. … Continue reading

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Conflict and the Brain

In my last post I told you about illustrations I’d done for a web game for the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) and a second part of the commission was to produce a poster that explained the biology behind … Continue reading

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Monkey vs Lizard

This is a screen shot from a commission I completed recently for the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR). It was part of a project that aimed to help people understand the impact of conflict on brain development. The SCCR … Continue reading

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