I live in Nottingham, in the middle of England. I love to travel, but hate leaving my beloved cat at a cattery while I’m away. I’m a pedant, a Radio 4 listener, and some consider my intake of chocolate puts me squarely in the chocoholic category. I disagree. And then I eat a little more chocolate to console myself.
I spend a lot of time looking out of windows, watching garden birds and the other creatures that visit our little patch. Our home is in the suburbs, but over the years we’ve seen herons, pheasants, woodpeckers, foxes, sparrowhawks, and swans.
I like to bake, and I’m often thinking about food: what to make for tea, what to cook at the weekend, whether there are any biscuits left in the tin…
I love getting things in the post. I love lip balm, stationery, 6Music, hot fudge sundaes, scarves, woodland, good design, and – most of all – pottering.
I’m on Flickr, Pinterest and Twitter, and I’d love to hear from you – you can leave comments on this site, or send me a message on Twitter. I also have another blog, Fashionably Pale, about my efforts to find clothes and make up to suit those of us with paler complexions.
I have little flurries of activity now and again, in between longer bouts of pottering and mooching. During those more productive times, I’ve made a few things and written about them on this website: sewing, food, my travels, and all kinds of other stuff.