This is a collection of things I have seen, enjoyed and heard which have made me smile or delighted me in some way.

I hope you enjoy them too


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Diet tips from the experts!

Need to shed a few pounds? Looking for inspiration? Join the club. But what advice will help us find our skinny new selves? Will it be Jane's superbly comical 'don't eat anything which grows underground'? - Yep - it's true. Spuds grow underground and they're just carbs and starch and everything bad (but delicious) and even carrots are full of sugar. OR will we go for the alternative: imagining everything we desire as just a plate of fat, sugar and salt - it's not an aero or bag of crisps any longer - just fat, salt and sugar. Actually that's probaly right - it's all in the visualisation.
We can do it kids!

I'm also mainly loving this beautiful bunch of carrots by artist Rosemary KimBal - www.dancingbrush.com

She makes the sugary carrot look irresistable.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Always fancied a job in the arts?

Have you come accross Not Real Arts Jobs? It's brilliant - exactly what we need.


I have thought about applying for the Fat Orphan position, but Manchester's a bit far away. This is me in a previous role, just in case anyone's casting?

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

just seen this!


Oh the patience - wish I had some.

Monday, 8 March 2010

love the BBC!

Have you seen David Dimbleby's Seven Ages of Britain? It takes you on a journey throught British history, illustrated by some of the most fascinating artefacts and places. It's beautifully written and gently presented, but with a smile.
Dimbleby makes history accessible without patronising.
It's a co-production with the Open University.


Monday, 1 March 2010

A sunny day

I love this picture by Kin Ho. It's full and energy and makes me feel like spring really is coming. Hurry up!


This is Stomping by Tozzy Bridger. It's on my kitchen wall with another of Tozzy's prints. It always makes me smile. There's something intangible about the crow which always cheers me up.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Woking Dance Festival

My feelings about dance have been chllenged and changed this weekend. I saw amazing, emotional hip-hop by Brahim Bouchelaghem which was nothing like the American, blingy hip-hop I was expecting. Radhouane El Meddeb charmed me - and everyone else - in performing his two favourite things: dance and cooking. He kept us entranced while the couscous simmered.