Did I tell anyone that we got married two weeks ago? After 19 years. You would be forgiven for thinking that it had been a quiet, shy affair…hidden from view like a little dormouse squeak. WELL IT WASN’T! IT WAS HUGE!!!       I just didn’t blog about it.

Here’s a pic  though:

Love is in the air, and Lismore Public Hall.

and you can see the other zillion on


The day was truly scrumptuous with highlights in the form of the church ceremony with abundant singing of such a musical crowd; The twinkle in the eye of Roderick the minister; The Ken and Barby bikes (decorated by Lynn and the girls) on which we cycled from church to hall; The horse and carriage in a downpour juggling spotty umbrellas and a glass of champagne; Tom’s magnificent piping; Duncan’s gaelic song; the normally dreary hall transformed into a magical mystery world of bunting, tin can tea lights and ivy…

and this was a wedding in which so many were so involved, in the food making, hall preparations, flowers. It was a real community affair.

So how to say thank you. Well, I’ve been making thank you lampshades  for those who spent hours grafting on behalf of my love. This has become a consuming activity as I embroider and applique each act of kindness.

Thank you for the delicious dish...

I suppose, at some point, one has to return to the normality of life and I am about to do so since my delicious thank you lamp making sessions are about to expire. However, I intend to take a good few pictures  before they find lamp stands and new homes. Watch this space.


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

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