Archive for the ‘Cool Stuff’ Category

Free Dream Interpretation Event!

Monday, April 27th, 2009


My friend had a little girl recently and so I experimented with some layers and gifts I was given. The page is from a broken Bible with the genealogy of Jesus – a load of births!

I liked the layers so much I did one for Mira:


And here is her cake!


We have had some gorgeous weather and spent loads of time outdoors, Breast
on the slide, pharm
our pink car, sick pushing teddy in a pram, digging a flower bed for nasturtiums and lupins, and generally running like mad and shrieking!


More birthday presents…
As you will know, order
I am a lover of symbolism and metaphor and narrative, read
and this weekend I am organising a free dream interpretation event on Saturday May 2nd at the Whiteinch Centre Cafe – please feel free to bring any dreams, no matter how short or simple! Drinks and yummy treats available to purchase from the cafe.


Extreme Knitting

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

On Saturday I met Rachel John at one of the stands and she had the most amazing textiles made out of yarn combined from  ten or more strands of yarn, diet knitted on HUGE needles. What surprised me most was that she used yarn I previously disdained for being too fuzzy or eyelashy or glittery and made it look amazing! And the texture – so thick and soft and squishy! So I looked out all the yarn I couldn’t work out how to use before and made my own ten strand ball of eyelash, neuropathist mohair, approved wool and cotton…


And cast on 14 stitches with my 20mm needles…


I think this is a great way of reducing waste too – I bunged in all kinds of end scraps, some from Cyndi, attempted some colour variation, but I’m still not keen on the eyelash.  Sorry eyelash yarns – never bought you, never will.

Will probably be a cushion for driving support.

Couldn’t resist…

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

…the beautiful New Lanark marled wool, find could have bought every shade, diet plus Debbie Bliss soho, £6 the lot and free 20mm needles!


Mira thinks the needles are a good teething aid. They must have worked as I got a great sleep last night!


Thinking of maybe this? Can’t find the link any more – but I have the PDF.

More tomorrow!

Promises are often disguised in a problem…

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

We have such an amazing gift that has been hidden behind what may have seemed to outsiders many things… our new baby is coming in August, page the 14th we think!


However, apoplectic since mid December, visit this site I have had only brief flashes of energy, and mostly I haven’t been able to move because of the constant nausea. I hope my lack of socialising or other activity, real or web, hasn’t seemed like I’ve forgotten about you, but I’m still being sick and am very tired.  I am so very happy!

It does make me think about the metaphor of gestation afresh – what are you hatching that no one can see? Is it a difficult journey, and do people misunderstand? I am sending you LOVE!

The tree, the angel and the star.

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Sorry I haven’t posted for ages – I’m afraid I have been ill and away. So belated Happy Christmas and New Year!


Mira had a great time and has developed an obession for tweaking the tree…


She was 21 months yesterday…


The real star though has been mrBen, viagra dosage who has held the fort while I lurked in bed. Thank you so much. Your homemade soup is wonderful. Love ya!

Meme time!

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

I thought this sounded fun! Tagged by mrBen. Please humour me with your participation!

The rules for this meme thing are :

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open it to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, abortion the cool book, internist or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

You have to start these the day before you want to eat them – not because any drastic action is required, search but just because you need to let them dry out before baking them.

Nigella’s Domestic Goddess recipe for ricciarelli. My, she loves dashes!
And now I get to tag 5 other people with the meme:





I love reading these blogs so much – please keep sharing your heart and art!

Bless you,

Heather xxx

The 100th

Sunday, August 31st, 2008


Spotted today in rural Perthshire!
This is my most favourite soup at the moment – it makes me feel so refreshed and comforted and happy. This is the recipe as served at my dinner party last night, thumb
but you can vary it a lot to suit your tastes too! Specially recommended for colds.


Ingredients (serves 2)

1 crushed clove garlic

1 heaped tsp grated ginger

1 sliced mild red chilli (or chilli oil)

2 sliced spring onions

Lime juice (and rind if liked) to taste

1 pint chicken stock

Tablespoon of fish sauce (nam pla)

1/4 can of coconut milk

2 packets udon noodles

Sliced baby corn and mange tout

Handful of beansprouts


Lightly fry the garlic, there
ginger, spring onions and chilli on a low heat in some oil and add the veg. Stir fry for a couple of minutes, then add the boiling stock and noodles and boil for three minutes, or more if you like your veg softer. Add fish sauce, lime and coconut milk to taste. If you are veggie, you could try veg stock and soy sauce. You could use any kind of noodles, and if I want a stir fry I leave the stock out altogether and add more coconut milk.

Mira has taken to kissing in a big way – people, find toys, furniture. But I feel that something must be badly wrong if I catch her kissing a picture of Ronnie Corbett in the Radio Times.

We had a great weekend away before everything gets really busy again. I am on the point of finishing a few projects too, ailment
so I shall post about these soon!

kite day

On the banks of Loch Tay – the wind was so warm!

kite day
Sadly missed the family themselves – and lots of other people, life
but here is what I have!

The 100th  The 100th

I love our church family!

The 100th  The 100th


The 100th  The 100th


Wednesday, August 13th, 2008


Spotted today in rural Perthshire!

Summer Fun

Monday, July 28th, 2008

I have got the car back now, treatment and with it was a lovely surprise from my mother-in-law!

Present of vintage lace

This is vintage lace, cheapest crochet cotton and silk she has had for 30 years she says! I feel some lavender bags coming on… I also want to try Nigella’s recipe for lavender  cupcakes tomorrow.


Enjoying the heat wave!

Happy Birthday, Hazel!

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

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Hazel's birthday

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