Inspiration

Oct10

Marrakech

A long overdue escape to sunnier climes was needed after a busy summer working. Marrakech had been on The List for a little while and idea of diving head first into its bustling streets was all the ‘convincing’ I needed. I was completely taken....
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Jan15

Square Peg, Round Hole

There has been an increasingly prominent discussion in the media recently about the importance of ‘traditional core subjects’ and their significance in finding a ‘successful’ career path. This topic runs deep, and I am angered...
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Nov08

Made By Hand 2015

A year has flown by since I exhibited at City Hall last year. After months of frenzied making & developing some new products, set-up day arrived! As usual everything took lots longer than anticipated and I spent the whole day getting the stand ready....
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Sep25

Birmingham – the Old & the New

A weekend getaway with my mum & sister offered the opportunity for us to explore somewhere new. Although my dad is originally from Birmingham and we visited my nan there for many years, we had always gone to her house on the outskirts and know little...
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Aug08

Cardiff Museum Herbarium Catalogue

I recently discovered that Cardiff Museum has a huge Herbarium catalogue and an extensive archive of botanical drawings, wax botanical models and various specimen collections residing in its backstage corridors. The collection is maintained by a small...
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Jul17

Perfect Strangers Project

The premise was very simple. Sign Up. Write a short note about yourself to your prospective Perfect Stranger. Get paired with a fellow Oh Comely Magazine lover, someone from near or far. Swap details. Swap parcels. Spread the love. TO be honest, this...
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Jun10

Hay, Bath

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May13

Outlaw Artisan Craft Show

I love how attending a new event is always such a great opportunity to stumble upon some brilliant makers whose work you were unfamiliar with (and of course catch up with those who you know). Outlaw Artisan Craft Show originated in Falmouth and for their...
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Apr25

RHS Cardiff 2015

The RHS Flower Show in Cardiff has become a yearly outing for our family. It appears in the centre of Bute Park and attracts more and more green-fingered visitors every year – a perfect opportunity to celebrate the arrival of Spring! One of the...
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Apr19

The Invisible Circus – Under the Dark Moon

It seems sadly fitting that our journey into the centre of Bristol takes us past the rubble-piled site of The Old Firestation, the former home of The Invisible Circus. Spending years with the promise of this waiting in the shadows, they defiantly turned...
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Jan27

Our Back Garden: The View We Overlook

After a begrudging absence from the Snowdon hike my friends made last year, it seemed I had subconsciously added it to a List Of Things I Would Like To Do. Alongside The Pocket Pirate, I work as a dresser backstage – the flurry of activity during...
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Oct15

Kew Gardens

After scouring the various weekends between our the end of the summer and Christmas, ridiculously there were only seemed to be 1 sensible weekend that my husband and I could set aside to finally visit Kew Gardens. September came and went in a busy flurry,...
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