Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Gin Bottle Lights

After emptying the contents of the above bottle or raspberry gin :o/, I stuffed it with some old Christmas Tree lights. I have to admit, I rather like the result :o)

A damp start

Tuesday, December 02, 2024

Looking out at a drizzly new year...

A Boxing Day Project

My Boxing Day green-fingered project. Re-uniting a mother with her offspring. These were grown from a single leaf cutting I took from a plant I took when my daughter was a newborn.

Christmas Chillin'

Monday, December 25, 2023

Christmas Eve, 2023

Sunday, December 24, 2023 

Just delivered my Christmas cheer to my Mum's.

Crimble Tidying

Finished work for Christmas yet still sooooo much to do... Tidying to KLF and The Shamen. Merry Crimble. 


Merry Christmas One and All

Monday, December 19, 2023

Reading Caracal. Reaching the part where Bertie gets left out in the dark and rain without his supper...

Reading my last Guy N Smith book for a while as my year-long reading project comes to a close. Which means, it's time to start putting together some thoughts for my write-up of reading, collecting and enjoying Guy's work. This will be featured in a full-colour fanzine book called The Imaginarium. 
The book, dedicated wholly to Guy, is planned to be the first in a series of zines/books celebrating scary storytelling. I've already got an idea for issue 2 percolating in my head (something along the lines of eerie children's books) so I think it's time to crack on with Issue One. Thanks Guy, you've truly entertained me throughout 2023.

Fudge at Christmas

Thursday, December 14, 2023

'Tis beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Sunday, December 10, 2023


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Sunday morning ~ words are formin'. -Thankfully, as I've given myself one hell of a task of completing both a second and third draft of a 100,000 novel! Still, I'm enjoying it at the moment as I really can't remember from one page to the next what i going to happen next. A quarter of a century has not been kind to my memory.

Chilling after my jab

 December 13, 2021

Revering from my booster jab by chilling by the Christmas tree with a good old crimbo ghost story :)

Hectic Times...

December 09, 2021

It's been a bit hectic these last few weeks. Started my new job (finally got my promotion) and there's a lot for me to learn during the 12 week's of training. Still, I finally managed to put pen to paper last night ans crack on with some creative work. Unfortunately, I jumped ahead and worked on a future novel, Pyewacket, instead of completing my current work-in-progress, Solstice. Still, it felt good to be writing again.

An Early Christmas Grotto

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Despite the gloomy weather, Stella and I forced ourselves out of the house today for our weekend exercise. After half hour's drive into the countryside, we parked up at the top of a pine woodland, where, within minutes of leaving the car, we were both overjoyed that we had mustered the needed willpower to leave the house.  

Walking down the woodland path, something bright caught our eyes from a small hollow in a bank below a pine tree. We had to step into a small ditch to get in closer to our find, but we were well and truly rewarded for the slight inconvenience. For, parting its curtain of pine branches, we found ourselves peering into a little magical Christmas grotto, festooned with the most glorious Amanita muscaria mushrooms I have ever seen!

"What have we here then?"

Seeing these bejewelled beauties through the canopy of pine needles reminded me of an old article I wrote on the tradition of decorating Christmas trees with imitation Amanita muscaria mushrooms. Upon our return home, I dug out the old manuscript of this article. Written many moons ago, the thing needs a good, solid polish, but I can announce that my next project will be to publish my short illustrated essay - Santa was a Shaman! 

I do love they way nature walks inspire and get the creative juice flowing :)

Bill Brandt

I had forgotten how good a photographer Bill Brandt was.


Crimbo Goody Box

One of our furry girls has made her home in our emptied Christmas goody box.