Posted in August 2013

Summer time

Summer time

It has been a challenge updating Miss Chipie over the summer. I have been working longer hours and spending all my spare time with my son. The housework has slid completely. Oh well, I figure I can always catch up on it when term time comes around. Its always nice when I can combine a … Continue reading

The Blue Umbrella

The Blue Umbrella

I fell in love last week. We went to see Monsters University. As the lights dimmed I fell into a state of minor anxiety, the film showing wasn’t the one we’d paid to see, then I realised it was a pre-film short. A little Pixar animation about two umbrellas who meet on the rain soaked … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Photographer David Kirby

Artist Interview: Photographer David Kirby

This beautiful image wasn’t created and edited on a computer. Local photographer David Kirby shot, developed and created the image at home in his dark room. Such is his passion for traditional photographic methods he has set up his own blog, Twelve Small Squares, complete with tutorials on shooting and developing photographic film. Here he … Continue reading

Ants Get Lucky

Ants Get Lucky

On our way back from the park yesterday we saw thousands, upon thousands of ants. Colonies of them dotted along the streets on the long walk home. “Perhaps they’re having an ant party?” suggested my son. At home we discovered that a friend had seen legions of flying ants in the south of England and … Continue reading