Little Ideas, Little Makes, Little Thoughts

🐷 A Pig of a Day 🐷

A pig of a day. I'd say that was pretty accurate description of Monday 2nd April, when any Easter bonnet brave enough to venture outdoors was guaranteed to be saturated or blown into a puddle. But there were other pigs to be considered for me on Monday. When one half of Dirt Two Diamonds and… Continue reading 🐷 A Pig of a Day 🐷

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It's not what it looks like
Little Devotions

It’s Not What it Looks Like

If you'd landed in our kitchen early one morning last week, you might have been forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled upon a rather unusual remake of 'Father Ted'. Yelps of 'Girls! Girls!' in a vain attempt to get the attention of my offspring, was just one highlight of a manic morning as we got ready… Continue reading It’s Not What it Looks Like

Little Thoughts

After Twenty Years

Reading the opening to O. Henry's 'After Twenty Years' fascinated me when I encountered it many years ago as a suggestion for a 'what happened next' creative writing exercise during teacher training. I remember using it some time later and enjoying the individual interpretations the children produced, many and varied in their outcomes, as the… Continue reading After Twenty Years