5 things I liked this week – 2.2.18

1. The last few days of Lisa Congdon’s pattern month, I loved doing cups and house plants (blog post coming tomorrow). 2. There’s a new painting month on Creativebug for February, this time it’s acrylic paint and is taught by Courtney Cerruti. 3. Some good runs. 4. Finally getting round to having a go at…

5 things I liked this week – 19.1.18

1. More painting on Lisa Congdon’s Creativebug course. 2. Roasted, cubed aubergine. 3. The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor is so good (but very scary), the audiobook is very good too. 4. Sunny, winter days. 5. The teachers at my kids’ school, I like how they seem much more human (which, of course, they are)…

5 things I liked this week – 12.1.18

1. Continuing painting along with the latest Lisa Congdon pattern class on Creativebug. 2. Hard Sun, a new thriller on BBC is so good. 3. Looking at S’s GCSE options. 4. Finally finishing a non fiction audiobook (SPQR) that I wanted to finish but, for most of it, was not particularly enjoying the process. I’m…

Sneak peek – You Are Here

I was really in to colouring books for a while, like a lot of people but they never had much staying power with me and I hadn’t bought any new ones for ages but I couldn’t resist Jenny Lawson’s You Are Here because I love her first book (I haven’t read her second, yet) and…

A completed sketchbook

I’m a big fan of Traveler’s Notebooks. Although mine has way too much stuff in. Anyway, if you don’t know Traveler’s Notebooks, they’re great, you can get loads of different notebook inserts, plus things like little folders, to store your junk little bits and pieces in. In mine I have two plastic folder things, a cardboard…

The Witchfinder’s Sister

The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Witchfinder’s Sister imagines what it would have been like if the Witchfinder, Matthew Hopkins had had a sister. Hopkins may well have had a sister, it is known that he came from a large family but not much else is known about…