Friday, 16 February 2018

chinese new year

Happy Chinese New Year. Year of the dog. Yay.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

lots of love ❤️

The other half bought a new mountain bike 3 weeks ago. It has lived in the dining room since then. He doesn't want to put it in the garage, with the other 6 million bikes he owns, until he has installed the MotherOfAllBikeLocks. And an alarm system. As this requires more time than he actually has available (and once complete he won't be able to sit and stare at it 24/7) the sodding bike is propped up against the dining table. And it is proper getting on my wick! He has already cleaned it 10 times more than the bathroom we had installed 18 months ago. He hasn't got time to clean the bathroom. Obvs.
And last night it was so cold that the hose pipe froze. He was unable to hose it down after his jaunt through the muddiest place in Yorkshire. So NOW the bloody thing is propped up against the dining table covered in mud
I kick it every time I walk past.
Happy Valentines Day bike. You are very much loved ❤️

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

mavis the badger

Mavis says, "I need a holiday."

Fortunately for Mavis it's half term next week.
Unfortunately Mavis has been swanning off a LOT recently so she needs to stay home and get on with some flipping work.
But at least she can turn the alarm off.
So that's something.
I know I know. 
This whole thing is so over. 
But my friend requested a Mavis in honour of someone we were friends with at school. 
Also it's quite addictive.
More fun than the dreaded advent ha ha.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

brenda the rabbit

Brenda says, "That's enough now."

So there'll be no more wise words. Nine is enough, it makes a nice little square on my instagram. No need to overdo it eh?

Saturday, 10 February 2018

amelia the giraffe

Amelia says, "Mine's a rhubarb gin thanks."

Amelia is going out tonight. With the girls. It could get messy.

Friday, 9 February 2018

alan the dog

Alan says, "Thank god it's the weekend."

It's been a long old week for Alan, he's worked very hard.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

pauline the cat

Pauline says, "I love getting out of bed when it's dark and cold."

Not really. I made it up. Pauline bloody hates getting up in winter and is in a crap mood till at least lunchtime most days.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

nigel the fox

Nigel says, "It's cold out there, wear a sweater."

Nigel is wrong. It's not cold. It's AbsolutelyBloodyBuggeringFreezing. A sweater isn't gonna be sufficient. Wear every single item of clothing you own. I am.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

cheryl the panda

Cheryl says, "I just can't be arsed."

I know how she feels.

Monday, 5 February 2018

graham the tiger

Graham says, "Get some work done."

Don't ya just love Monday morning when you didn't go to bed early enough on Sunday night?

Sunday, 4 February 2018

carol the frog

Carol says, "Have a day off, it's Sunday."

I'm not listening to Carol. I'm working. Just a bit. To try and catch up. 

Saturday, 3 February 2018

dave the bear

Dave says, "Have a good weekend."

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

january 2018

Well that was January. Even with a week in the Caribbean and a long weekend in Berlin it was STILL the longest month EVER. Have I mentioned that I don't like winter?


Is it spring yet? 
Thought as much 😐

Sunday, 28 January 2018

inside the queen's handbag

I signed up for MATS Bootcamp this year. One project a month for 5 months. Easy peasy. It's good to do stuff you wouldn't normally do and all that. Step out of your comfort zone. Do something new...
Anyway... I nearly didn't bother with month one. 
I've been so busy this month and the brief was to illustrate a kids book showing what you think would be in the handbag of a certain famous woman. My woman was JK Rowling. I can't say I was inspired. I'm not a JK fan. I've never read any of the Harry Potter books. I watched 10 minutes of a film once but it got on my nerves. I know I know. But it's just not my thing.
But then I thought I should pull my finger out and make a bit of an effort. So I changed the brief. Like I'm doing it for fun aren't I, not for a client. It's not like a publisher is gonna be pissed off with me for ditching JK in favour of someone else is it? There's no real book here waiting for it's cover to be created. 
So I sub'd JK for .... The Queen. Cos who doesn't want to know what's in her majesty's Launer handbag?