Watercolour No. 6 – Little Duckling

It is grey and wet in London today so I thought I’d post this, my little watercolour duckling, who would, I have no doubt, have a great time paddling about in the drizzle if given the opportunity. I have certainly seen a positive development from my first watercolour, Mr Robin, through a few different techniques…

A Moment to Savour in London

An empty London tube carriage, all to myself, in the middle of the day. I thought it was a moment to savour! It’s a rarity where I am. So, of course, I took full advantage of my personal carriage for those two stops – I swung through the carriage like a monkey, choosing the least…

Snow Finally Comes to London…

I wake up this morning in my warm duvet-cocoon in London, draw my curtains and finally, finally, we have snow! So, of course, like any snow fan, I take myself for a walk in our local park to kick around the fluffy white stuff, not caring that my toes get steadily damp and numb as the…

Sunday, the Day of… Whatever You Want. (FOOD!)

Sunday, the day of rest… or, the day in which you feel you are allowed to be tired, lazy, inactive and, quite probably, hungover. My body is very good to me; whilst my house-mates crawl out of their dark cocoons, puffy eyed and red faced, at midday, I wake up all ‘annoyingly chirpy and fresh…

I Love Newbie London Tubers…

I can’t help it, they’re fascinating, and often you can pick them out a mile off. My tube journey home yesterday evening, sandwiched between walking through the grey, sleet strewn streets of London, took me via the London tube hotspots of Victoria, Oxford Circus, Baker Street and Paddington. I usually have my nose burrowed into a book. I…

Mr Watercolour Robin

Say hello to my little friend… Robin, Watercolour Robin. Watercolour has never been my medium of choice… probably because to get it right takes a looser touch, or at least a touch that is not so used to acrylic paint, but I want to get better at it. I found that I could allow the…

The Brilliance of ‘Ballyturk’ at National Theatre

What do you get when you cross a highly accomplished, three piece cast (including the likes of talented, striking, blue-eyed-boy Cillian Murphy) with inquisitive writing and direction from Irish play write Enda Walsh at The National Theatre? A bloomin’ good play, that’s what. Alright, so perhaps my own joke was not, in fact, a joke…

Should we Still Believe in Fairytale?

Once Upon A Time, it was believed that a man and a woman would fall in love and live happily ever after. I wonder how true this really is, forgetting times past when women were extremely unequal and marriage was for social gain or monetary safely, but considering our modern age instead? I Googled ‘Fairytale’…

Review: ‘The Time of Their Lives’… The time of mine?

The Time of Their Lives, well, it’s not as exciting as it sounds, as life often ends up being. So, if that is the mark of a good book, representing life as it is rather than as a Hollywood fairytale, then, job done Maeve Haran. The Time of Their Lives follows the lives of four women…

A Charming, Heart Warming Read – Jojo Moyes’ ‘The One Plus One’

With this book, Jojo Moyes brings her readers a story about a dysfunctional family that have been given more than their fair share of challenges in life. Juggling two jobs and two children (one of which is not hers), Jess is struggling to keep positive when her life is consumed with worry and monetary difficulty;…