Category: Making

Best for Breakfast

The past 6 weeks I’ve been road tripping around, showing Patrick the west coast. We borrowed a camper and flitted from lake to lake, friends to family. The upside of living so far away is that when I come “home”, I really get to immerse myself in it. For more pictures of beautiful British Columbia, I’ve […]

The Job of Journeywork

To coincide with my last day on the job, there is a side project I’ve been developing for a few months at the gallery… I’ve written a catalogue about comparative charts and maps from the 19th Century, more commonly known as Victorian Infographics. Writing this has been a labor of love dedicated to some bizarre […]

Le Bono

Just after an incredible festival in France! A friend organizes a beautiful, intimate festival for irish musicians in his village. All the townspeople host the teachers and sessions take place in the local restaurants. Le Bono Winter School has spoiled me for all other festivals – friendly people and wonderful music in the heart of […]

Community and the London Overground

15 minute wait A date A drunk A dog …These are all the notes I took for a revelation I had late one night about the nature of community among commuters. These are all the notes I need, because I can remember that action-packed night on the train from those words alone. The London Overground […]

the garden of daisies

sometimes… London is the loveliest city to live in. How could I say no to an exhibit about Fashion and Gardens and the Garden Museum? I didn’t even know there was a garden museum. Turns out, it is Excellent. The permanent exhibition is really interesting, with a fabulous display of ancient tools

baby steps

You know how lace scarves are suddenly everywhere? It’s like you can’t be a knitter unless you’re draping some lacey shawl around your neck. Well I’d never knit lace (and I wasn’t committed enough to fork out for a fancy pattern) so when I decided to knit a lacey number of my own I took it […]

locked

Soon these wreaths will come down too. It is considered bad luck in England to keep your Christmas ornaments up past January 6th. [Note: here they are most definitely not considered “holiday” decorations] At work on Monday as we were taking down our seasonal decor, my colleague joked he’s not sure how they manage to […]

The Maid Behind the Bar

Today is the first day in a while where I have been able to sit on my couch all day to work on job applications. Last month, it was time to be more proactive in my job hunt. I went out and found a nanny job, a cat-sitting gig and have been picking up shifts […]

flashback: the mountain top

April 3, 2013 12:33pm Walking the Wicklow Way somewhere in Ireland “Sitting in Mullacor Hut, having just had a fine lunch of Heinz cream of tomato soup with Dubliners cheese on buttered brown soda bread. Enjoying a cup of Ceylon Tea and some Cadbury’s fruit and nut. I don’t have to sit in the hut, […]