Posted in April 2013

Clouds

Clouds

When I swim I meditate, when I look at clouds I practise mindfulness. Sounds a bit airy fairy and perhaps I wouldn’t admit it to my friends up here in the north of England but umm…well its true. I saw these billowing wonders on my way home from work today. I like looking at their … Continue reading

One creation a day….

One creation a day….

I recently read an interview with artist Tracey Emin. The journalist asked her if she feels guilty when she isn’t working, that she may quickly get out of practice. She said that if she doesn’t create she begins to to feel physically ill. Do you ever have that feeling? You feel a bit out of … Continue reading

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

In little over a month we’ll be jetting off to Biarritz, then travelling an hour or so along the south west coast of France to Labenne Ocean. Dubbed France’s California the area is renowned for its surf, natural beauty and golden sand beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. The beaches are … Continue reading

Science Museum, London

Science Museum, London

“Nappies ? Spacemen don’t wear nappies,” said my son, an aspiring astronaut. “Looks like they did do at one time,” I said looking at the astronaut’s undergarments displayed in a glass case in front of me. “But not now,” he said confidently. “Because in my book it says they have toilets.” Sure but where do they go … Continue reading

Miss Étoile

Miss Étoile

I spotted this quirky crockery family in the window of Brighton’s Pussy Home Boutique. They’re made by cool Danish brand Miss Étoile, which was set up five years ago in Copenhagen. Miss Étoile was dreamt up by Anne Lassen, she created the fictitious character of Miss Étoile and created a brand around Miss Étoile’s Parisien … Continue reading

Welcome to Quirksville, UK

Welcome to Quirksville, UK

I love Brighton. I like reaching the end of the trainline from London Victoria and stepping onto Brighton station. The energy of the city hits you immediately. I like dodging people down Queens Road, head straight on and you’re at the pebble front sea. Even on a grey day there is plenty of free things … Continue reading

When we met Oliver Jeffers

When we met Oliver Jeffers

On Thursday evening we had the pleasure of hearing Oliver Jeffers talk at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester. He has made some of the best loved picture books including How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, The Heart and the Bottle, The Incredible Book Eating Boy and the Great Paper Caper. We … Continue reading

An Evening with Oliver Jeffers, Manchester

An Evening with Oliver Jeffers, Manchester

Oliver Jeffers is over in the UK this week. The Belfast born author and illustrator is the creator of some of the best children’s picture books including How to Catch a Star, The Incredible Book Eating Boy and Lost and Found, which was made into a short animated film. We are really excited as he … Continue reading

Brighton Street Art in the North Laines

Brighton Street Art in the North Laines

I’ve just spent a chilly few days exploring the streets of Brighton and spotted these amazing murals in the backstreets of the North Laines. Despite the grey and cold they really do brighten up what would otherwise be dull and dirty back alleys. They have been up for a few years now and remain untouched, … Continue reading