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Community Creativity!

By on Jun 10, 2018 in bee creative, community, environment, events | 0 comments

This week saw a coming together of many things! This week was my final full week of exam revision sessions and preparations for this year’s Remarkable Recycling Gala.   The Bee Creative stall looked fabulous, with so many brightly coloured and beautiful things that were made by members of the group and it received many compliments from those who visited. The crafters involved keep the money that they make, making a small donation to Bee Creative to help fund further projects. I am so proud of what they are achieving and their products looked really professional, helped along by Linda’s display skills.   Mr Bee was there with rather a light stall, since he has only just managed to set his workshop up properly this week, but as usual he had lots of friendly faces popping by to say ‘hello.’ This is why this event will remain one of my favourites. It...

A Taste of Morocco

By on May 20, 2018 in environment, recycled projects | 0 comments

Another week has flown by and I was really ready for this weekend! With all this glorious weather we have been spending a lot of time outside, particularly on the generous patio we have newly acquired. Despite being in dispute with the next door cat about whose patio it actually is, Timmy has been joining us for a spot of sunbathing.      Having my morning cuppa in the gentle glow of the early morning sunshine, I have itching to get my hands dirty and tidy up the neglected garden. Like the house the garden has some interesting features, these dry stone walls for instance.   It certainly looks like this garden was very well cared for in the not too distant past, and now spring is in full swing there is evidence of thoughtful planting in among the weeds. It makes sense to wait and watch what comes through before making any decisions about planting, although I did add...

Making a Home

By on May 13, 2018 in environment, news | 0 comments

We have been in our house just over a week now and it’s really starting to take shape! It is quite amazing how quickly we have fallen into a new routine, and the new place really does feel like our home already. Timmy says he likes is here too because he has lots of warm spots to curl up in.   The bedroom curtain rail was installed today, which means we may not be awoken at 5:30am now we have some proper curtains! Also this beautifully handmade shelf, by Mr Bee, got put up in the hall today, after many years of not having anywhere suitable to hang out in the old house.    We have adapted to our new space really well, apart from our huge corner sofa, our collection of furniture has all fit in where we wanted it to be. There have been a couple of new additions, like this comfy swivel chair that provides the armchair DJ of the house with the right kind of access to...

The Journey

By on Apr 15, 2018 in environment, news | 0 comments

Another week closer to moving and the house is looking quite bare now. I have got that taking down the Christmas decorations, new year, new start feeling and am buzzing with anticipation of what our new abode will bring.     Keeping all the plates spinning feels particularly tricky at the moment, but the closer we get to leaving this house the clearer the ending becomes, and I really felt as though I could take some time out this weekend. Instead of empty shelves and bare walls, I see new possibilities and different ways to arrange my treasured possessions. I am also reminded of how little we had when we first moved in here, and how we created the home we love together. We will do that again.   So without much planning at all, usually the way we do things around here, we hopped on the train on Saturday morning and travelled across to Lincoln for no reason other than it...

Awe and Wonder!

By on Mar 25, 2018 in environment, news | 0 comments

What a beautiful day! Spring arrived with a sprinkle of vibrant yellow in our garden this week and the sunshine has revealed gilded branches everywhere! After a working morning and a delicious home-cooked brunch, I couldn’t wait to get out in the bright early afternoon light and enjoy the warmth on my bare head.    There has been a fair bit of activity inside too! The tuition world is rapidly reaching it’s crescendo as the summer exams get closer and preparations for this year’s Remarkable Recycling Gala are well underway.    Although I am taking a back seat this year I am still very much involved and have been talking to the ‘Bee Creatives’ about how they would like to contribute to the event too, as most of the workshops we do have a recycled theme. I have also offered to take responsibility for the publicity too and, with a LOT of...

Adapting to Change

By on Mar 18, 2018 in environment, news | 2 comments

Well now, lets’s get the really important news out of the way first… WE HAVE A NEW HOME! We feel so lucky to have found somewhere so quickly that was both affordable and fit ALL of our requirements, I like to think that all the good we have been trying to put out over the years is coming right back at us. Whatever, it’s amazing news just the same, and such a relief! We will really miss living out our retro lifestyle in this fabulous 1970s house but I can already sense that we are going to be equally happy in our new home. It’s a smaller house, and was built in the 1930s, so although we are not going to get rid of all our 1970s pieces, we know we need to make the move a bit less arduous than it is already going to be given that we have a whole workshop to relocate.   And that dear readers, was the deal-breaker on this house. Pushed right to the top of our...