The only…I repeat ONLY problem with being as good as married to a builder is this! If they get in to the bath before you, the bath is not worth even contemplating for a second run. But I did and I did!! I was quite clean and now I sense a mucky,greasy film of grime all about my person…NOW I need a shower!

Today our house could have potentially burnt down if it hadn’t been for Ruben the super hero son. I’d asked him to keep the Rayburn going while I was at work and he dutifully filled it with coal. A couple of hours later the house was full of smoke and some clothes which had been left a top the beast to dry had begun to smoulder and burn. Fortunately Ruben caught and flung the charred remains out to the rain and no major damage was done, but my favourite pair of pants, a tea towel and two tops are barbecued to cinders.

So…I was really looking forward to the return to a guilt free work routine with Tom back at school and time to focus. Two hours in to labeling and packing an urgent order and I get a phone call from the school. ” Sorry to bother you Sarah but Tom has toothache, could you maybe come and get him”. Grooooan!! Poor soul, he had to wait a couple of hours before I turned up clasping a pack of nurofen and he returned with me to the workshop. Tomorrow orders are put on standby. The dentist beckons!

I have a picture here of Rosy Macpherson the highland hare…coming your way Natalie!

Just about to set off on a journey to France. Don't they eat hares there? Ssshhh!
Just about to skip off to France. Don't they eat hares there? Shhhh!

And here’s the threads for your love heart brooch Jude.

Made,packed and sent today!
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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

4 replies on “Grimy bath!

  1. Sorry for my scholastic english, french people are not renowned for their linguistic ability … This day will be a GREAT day for me : my Rosy is born !!! I can hardly wait for her to cross the Channel.

  2. Our girls go to shool only tomorrow, but the older one recons that because of her cough she will be send home by teachers! 🙂
    Is the house OK, did you have to do a lot of cleaning? Poor you!

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