The Death of a Jumper

There are times when you have to say goodbye to things you’ve loved, created, or treasured.  Sometimes the relationship comes to a natural end; sometimes things take an unexpected turn, so that circumstances initiate change; and sometimes your own feelings change, or you confront the painful truth that maybe it just wasn’t quite right for…

Preparing for Harvest

The academic year has ended, and apart from graduation the focus is entirely on September and preparing for new and returning students.  It’s also time for me to regroup and turn my attention to design work due out later this year, months before anyone else is really thinking about wrapping up warm.  That said, London…

Hello from the other side…

Hello!  Guess who?? I didn’t mean to be away for this long, but I’m slowly beginning to resurface after being sucked into the new job I was so gleefully happy to get 7 or 8 months ago.  There’s been loads of hard work and several students, staff and machines to look after; rewarding, but I…

All Change: A new job is on the horizon!

A very quick post to let you all know that I have another job! And no, I couldn’t resist a train-based pun in the title of this post.  I’m still buzzing after the Charing Cross tour I had a little while ago 🙂 *Hopefully* this will lead to things being a lot more settled professionally…

jolie-laide June

Apologies for my absence last week.  I’m currently living in a building site and palace of chaos!  Furniture has been displaced, space eliminated, long-forgotten possessions unearthed and a doldrum of drilling blankets it all.  I miss my home.                   And then the ceiling cracked 😦 The silent…

A soggy day in London town / Why I’ve been quiet

(Note: it was wet when I started drafting this post on Wednesday morning.  It’s since brightened up!) Well, um…hi everyone.  I mean, hi to everyone who hasn’t given up on me after about three weeks of silence!  Sorry about that.  I hope you’ll believe me when I say I have a fairly good reason for…