Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Winter is coming

Looking out the window and the swirling wind and rain its very clear that the Autumn is clipping by very quickly.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

You're a star

Bit of a red, blue and turquoise theme going on around here at the moment! New wee Christmas decorations now in the UK and North America shops.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween

Ann and I always try and decorate the stairwell of our building for Halloween and this year we decided to have a go at some origami bats, pumpkins and skulls. I think our neighbours got a bit of a shock when they got up the next morning to discover an army of paper monsters hanging from invisible thread all the way down the stairs. See the below photos.

I thought people might like to attempt making their own so have tried to draw up the instructions below. If anything is confusing then let me know in the comments below and I'll try to explain.

As well as the origami monsters we also filled a bright orange pumpkin lantern bucket with sweets and left at the bottom step along with a little note inviting our neighbours to help themselves. I also created a set of other  colourful card with vampires, witches, mummy's and other creatures for hanging on the doors.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012


Anyone else see Looper? I thought it was a really interesting film but it was partly spoiled for me by the weird makeup effect to make JGL look more like Bruce Willis. It was pretty effective but knowing what JGL looks like I spent most of my time trying to spot which bits were real and which were fake and wondering if his eyebrows would get a separate credit at the end.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Dockwood by Jon McNaught

The talented Jon McNaught has a new book out soon called Dockwood. Its apparently about autumn, a nursing home and a paper round. Having once upon a time had a paper round which included an old folks home I look forward to reading it. 

There was a really comfy chair on the second floor of the home on which I would take a five minute warm up and read the comic strips on the back of the papers before setting out for the last house which had a large and rather angry dog. I wonder if Jon's book will touch upon such wonders.

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