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June 18, 2018

If you follow my Instagram feed you might remember a post I made a few days ago on the theme of “wellness” and what it means to me. As it’s one of those words that seems to be everywhere at the moment, with its emphasis on ways to stay healthy to  avoid developing chro...

May 5, 2018

This time last year I started the long process, (it took nearly 7 months) of applying for early retirement on ill-health grounds. It was a tough time for me emotionally as I loved teaching and was passionate about what I was doing but it had got to the point at which t...

March 13, 2018


When I had a "proper job" I had to dress a particular way for work so one thing I am doing now is reviewing my wardrobe as I need fewer smart/professional clothes and more casual/relaxed clothes. 

What I wear for work now depends on how I'm feeling, if I am working at...

January 21, 2018

Today is a grey cold miserable January day, a rain mixed with snow day. I don't know about you, but January has to be the worst month of the year. It's cold, it's a long month, you're broke after Christmas and surrounded by adverts promoting diets and new keep fit regi...

January 6, 2018

So, it’s all change for me this year as I am now officially retired. However, as I don’t like using those words to describe myself, and can’t help feeling it adds about 10 years to my actual age I much prefer to describe myself as a “former teacher who now runs her own...

October 25, 2017

Today has been one of those days that feels like a real milestone and It was made even better by the fact I was able to share the major part of it  with a good friend who was possibly even more excited then I was!  So what made it so special? I vsited the William Morri...

October 8, 2017

It's being too long since I posted a blog but that honestly doesn't mean that I haven't been busy. As you may know from reading some of my previous blogs I began my business after becoming disabled due to a number of chronic health conditions. What started as  therapy...

July 7, 2017

The waterlily is one of the two flowers of the month for July, the other being the Larkspur.

For most people, waterlilies are synonymous with the French impressionist painter Claude Monet, and the many waterlily paintings that he made in the later years of his life in h...

June 25, 2017

Rose is a rose is a rose or is it? Today's roses are so varied from simple five petalled varieties which look like the traditional English wild rose, through climbers, hybrid tea, miniature, musk roses and every year new varieties are developed and sold.

For me one of t...

May 16, 2017

So, what started with my folding lots of tiny,3/4 inch pieces of paper sadly not as quickly as in the video which has been speeded up four times as finally ended up as earrings and chokers.

The finished flowers that you see me folding in the video actually measured noug...

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