Theo is 15 and other stuff

My boy is 15 today ! He’ll still be asleep in New York  but the day should be very exciting for him as they are performing in the UN Building (huge amounts of security to go through first) then lolling around in Central Park, shopping at FAO Schwartz and dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, … Continue reading

oh for goodness sake..

The boy has landed in New York and by now should have been up the Empire State Building and currently tucked up in bed – meanwhile I have been checking his flight on Flight Aware and sleeping fitfully worrying about everything – more related to how I  would deal with things rather than how he would. … Continue reading

bon voyage !

Theo has set off – he’ll be taking off from Heathrow in about half an hour and it’s feeling quite odd here – not sure what to do with myself but I’m sure it’ll pass. One of the mums was a bit tearful outside the school as the coach loaded up. T allowed me to … Continue reading


A pretty good week – from no work to several jobs, just as I was beginning to panic ! I have finished two of the cards and after the Jubilations will make a start on the next jobs- just waiting for more information.  I also quoted for a possible book illustration commission – always tricky … Continue reading

Fig’s birthday present

Fig has posted these pictures on her Tumblr page – and I’m very happy to see how great the Matte Stephens kitty print looks – it was my birthday present to her. She has also framed the birthday card I made for her – aww.

Mr Quince

My beloved quince tree has tiny quince babies !  I adore this tree and feel like a proud parent – we had a lot of quince crumble last year so might try quince jelly this time !  They are rock hard when raw but turn a beautiful soft perfumed pink when cooked.