Archive for November, 2010

November 30, 2010

Snow sheep

It’s snowing quite hard here in East Sussex, the sheep are well camouflaged but at least they’re warm in their woolly coats.

November 28, 2010


Since we rarely have enough snow  in E. Sussex to make snowmen I decided to make some woolly ones, these are needle felted.

snowmen at large

 Good news too, they wont melt when the temperature rises!

November 21, 2010

Advent Fair at Michael Hall School

The next great event for Christmas shopping is on Nov 27th at the Michael Hall school in Forest Row, E.Sussex. I’ll be spinning and holding needle felting workshops throughout the day. An annual event which draws huge crowds. Should be fun!

November 20, 2010

A Yuletide Blog

Prize winning pudding

It’s not even December, yet every shop I go into blares out rotten Christmas ‘music’ is jammed to the ceiling with imported items which we simply MUST have for our loved ones, and to top it all snow is expected……

I watched, horrified as Sainsbury’s advertised a balloon animal making kit for a man, I can imagine what every man I know would think of that in his stocking. I love Christmas, don’t get me wrong, we are in a recession so who buys all the crap that overflows all the shelves in our leading chain stores?

We are constantly reminded about saving the planet, reusing, recycling, cutting down on packaging so why is Christmas exempt from this? How many container loads have made it accross the oceans? When looking for a special something, why not buy direct from the maker? There are loads of wonderful markets, farmers & craft, support British producers, if you live in Brighton buy something made in Brighton, meet the maker. There are hundreds of small producers out there trying to make a living, putting their heart & soul into something they love to do, lets help them this yuletide. First of December has now arrived, the first window of the cat’s advent calendar has been open, wow he so enjoyed seeing a picture of a sardine, he just cant wait to taste his special cat food or to open his card from his special neighbour, then the joy of opening all his presents. Really?????

November 17, 2010

Lewes bonfire night celebrations

Nov 5th seems ages ago now, I’ve been suffering with a chest infection since the 5th & have felt really poorly. I have posted pictures on flickr and there are more on other flickr accounts too. I handed my camera over to a friend as it’s impossible to take pics whilst marching.

November 5, 2010

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Gunpowder, treason & plot,

I see no reason why gunpowder treason

should ever be forgot……….

I’ve been awake since before 5am, hair appointment booked for 9 to turn my straight blond locks into a mass of curls more befitting of the Roman goddess I shall be dressed as later on this afternoon. The wind has been howling since yesterday here in Lewes, I can only hope it dies down somewhat for later. I am so excited I feel like Tigger. If you are visiting Lewes tonight, look out for me in Waterloo, just after the effigy of Guy Fawkes will be Ye Olde English Puritans, then 2nd Pioneer banner, the 2nd Pioneer chief then the Roman & Greeks, I’ll be there near the amazing Roman chariot. Be safe & have fun.