A Different Perspective

This week, the theme for the Creative Challenge at Slamseys Journal has been “A different perspective” so I’ve spent the week trying to look at things differently. When your daughter buys gin in 1000 litre IBCs, taking out the empties takes on a different perspective.   This field of beans looks quite different when viewedContinue reading “A Different Perspective”

Keeping a Visual Journal for the Summer

This summer, I’ve  joined in with the Slamseys Creative Challenge. The Challenge is to keep a Visual Journal for the summer; it can be a sketchbook or a blog, photographs, knitting, sewing … whatever. If it’s visual and it records the summer (or winter should you be in the southern hemisphere) then it counts. I’veContinue reading “Keeping a Visual Journal for the Summer”

How to Make a Country Style Christmas Wreath

At this time of year, it’s good to take time out from the frantic Christmas rush and clear your head. My favourites are to get out into the fresh air and to do something creative, so what better than taking a pair of secateurs and snipping some greenery to make a Christmas wreath. While IContinue reading “How to Make a Country Style Christmas Wreath”

Making the Most of Blackberries

At this time of year, there are blackberries to be found all over the place, from the slightly run down corner of the car park in town, in the country park or in the hedgerows around the farm. Food for free. Who can resist? Blackberry Picking There’s a certain nostalgia attached to blackberry picking. IContinue reading “Making the Most of Blackberries”