20 Aug 2015

Hestia ... and summer holiday bits and bobs

Sorry that I've been absent for most of the summer holidays, but as Sonshine grows older, there are fewer mildly amusing things to report.

Fewer, but not nothing at all....

This, ladies and gentlemen, is - according to Sonshine - A SHEFFIELD PONY!!!

Well-known for their cutlery-making abilities


 It is not only Sonshine who is still prone to a blooper.  Tartarus answered the phone for the millionth time the other night saying:

"It's like Pilladicky Circus in here!"

Henceforth, it SHALL be known as Pilladicky Circus :)

We've been busy - a week in Aviemore with hopalong Nero - whose walking is greatly improved.

We've been to the exotic south, to Birmingham, where we had an amazing apartment on Brindley Place (right in the thick of it!) and I gave a small presentation at TABI's Tarot Conference.  I won't tell you what it was about because if you are not interested in Tarot, it will be totally yawnsville.

Alright then, you totally twisted my arm:  How to read with reversed court cards.

*prods reader awake*

The weather over the summer has not been very good here in Scotland and we're hoping for an Indian Summer.  Up here that means 'lots of curries' :-D

School has now returned.  Tartarus has gone back to sea.  My life is once again my own.

How has the summer been for you?

16 Jun 2015

Hestia... #FAIL

Yesterday, Monday,  I had a lot of very fine intentions which all went to pot as I hovered over the computer awaiting a client's e-book to go live so that I could get the tweeting scheduled and be on hand to help iron out any glitches.

Which meant that I was never more than 30 minutes away from the computer.

Which is not conducive to anything particularly creative.  Although I was, I think, useful as far as the book is concerned - which makes the #fail a bit more bearable.

But only just.   So, there you go - yesterday (Day 12) I failed :-D

15 Jun 2015

Hestia's Creative Weekend

I find that gin also helps ....
Creative Day 9

So, it was all going swimmingly on Friday - did my creative burst in the garden with some plants and then settled down to make Gnocchi for dinner.

And then our burglar alarm went off....

Reader, I would like to tell you that it was a minor blip in a lovely day, but it took up the whole of Friday evening to try to get it sorted out.  And I discovered one thing - there is no Emergency Weekend Electrician service on the island.

With some judicious turning off and on at the mains, we managed to get the chirruping in the house to stop.  Eventually. Which was great.  But the outside light was strobing.  Not so great for the neighbours - but hey, I phoned EVERYONE that I could think of, even the local cop shop and no one could help me.  So we all slept in Studio 54 ;-D

11 Jun 2015

Hestia's ... Creative story so far

But what if being in it with all your heart,
just isn't good enough?!
I've managed to be creative for a whole week.  It's not been a complete success.....well, it's not been ANY sort of success, truthfully, but I HAVE learned that the point of doing something creative is not the end result - it's the PROCESS.

I suppose that realisation is a success, of a sort.

10 Jun 2015

Hestia's ....Creative Day 6 and 7

I didn't forget to do something yesterday, I made a meme - using a photo of my very own.  And that's it there, off to the left.  I know.  I'm hardly going to give Grayson Perry any sleepless nights, right?

But I have not been idle, believe me!

I have been to the library to Get More Inspiration. Here we have Viv Westwood, Grayson Perry and Georgia O'Keeffe.

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