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The Little Things…

By on Jun 24, 2018 in environment, news, recycled projects | 0 comments

This week my attention has been turned back to making the new house into our home. Adding those little touches that make it feel more homely and a little more to my taste.     Invariably, whether you rent a house or buy a house, you often inherit someone else’s taste along with a new set of keys. This house is actually quite neutral. It has some interesting features and bags of character and has been easy to slot our collection of furniture, pictures and ornaments into. I really does feel like home.   However, there has been one little thing that has been niggling me since I moved in and I am happy to say that this week it got sorted. Seahorses…now I am as fond off the elegant sea creature as the next person, but I am still struggling to see the need for 3 inch high metal ones as handles on bathroom cabinets. Aside from their sharp points, which make them...

Work in Progress

By on Jun 17, 2018 in bee creative, community, events, news | 0 comments

A much quieter week, although a seven day week last week meant I have been in need of some down time. I have also been itching to pick up the origami bombing project planned for this spring and if you have been into Beeston this week you will have seen that I have succeeded.   Rudyard’s Tea House now had butterflies accompanying their cranes, fluttering all around their windows and walls. A few of the Bee Creative craft group have got the origami bug and came along to help me on Tuesday, look out for more kaleidoscopes of butterflies appearing in other places and in your news feed if you follow the page. I am aiming for at least half a dozen venues to be displaying the ‘Beeston Butterfly’ this summer.   Perhaps inspired by another large scale art project, the Beeston Street Art Festival, I was keen to start the ball rolling this week and had lots of...

Creative Passions

By on Jun 3, 2018 in community, events, news | 0 comments

It’s a brief blog tonight as I suddenly have so much to do, but it’s all exciting stuff! This weekend has been mostly taken up with visiting the ABC Art Trail, which as you can see for yourself was basically cycling from one venue to another discovering how amazingly talented some people are.   This is just a small sample of some of the work on show, I am not even sure that I managed to capture it all, but I found the whole experience superbly enjoyable. Being something of a creative soul, I can really appreciate the work that goes into producing the pieces on show and have a genuine admiration for anyone that runs any kind of creative business.    As you may know, I recently wound up my creative business, Despite my definitive attitude at the time, this was not a decision I took lightly. I had built up a loyal following and some amazing supporters over the...

Summer’s Coming…

By on May 28, 2018 in news | 0 comments

Well I am still painting things blue and working on creating a colourful and relaxing garden outside space, but also this week we have been unpacking the last room full of boxes. This will be our shared office/creative space and should be all set up by the end of this week.   By that time we will have been in our new home a whole month! How quickly time passes when you are working and creating a new home. It’s time to start to relax and enjoy it now, you know dinner al fresco and food with friends, but we also need some time away. There is still lots to do, Mr Bee needs to finish rebuilding his workshop and start work on a new commission, but it’s important to remember to take some time out too.      So we took advantage of the free ‘street food’  festival that was happening in our town yesterday afternoon and had a great time catching...

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...

A Cat’s Life

By on May 6, 2018 in news | 0 comments

Hi my name is Timmy. Some of you will have met me, some of you may even have looked after me while my humans went away from the house for a while – they always come back though because they love me.     The lady owner took me from a house that couldn’t look after me, not long after I was born, and I like living with her and Mr Human because they look after me when I am scared by the fireworks…or just my shadow following me sometimes.   Timid Timmy, that’s me, my humans keep me safe. It’s been a confusing time though recently. The humans have been hiding all of our things in boxes and piling them up in corners of rooms. I was pleased to see they had left my bed where I could find it and that my food and water was still kept in the same place. They tried to hide a big box of my food under the sink once, but I found it with my sensitive nose...