Sunday, 23 May 2010

Badger cull in Wales

I was researching for my blog and came across this wonderful artist, Dunc Smith, who used to be the head lampworker for Perthshire Paperweights in Crieff before setting up his own workshop in Perth.

His badger reminded me that on last night's Countryfile programme they announced that a decision has been made to go ahead with a £9million pilot cull in an attempt to eradicate bovine TB. It will take several years and will cover an area of 288 square kilometers.

There are, of course, two sides to the argument. I can understand both sides but you know it still makes me so sad.

As a child I can recall a great midnight adventure when my brother took me into "Badger Wood" to see these special nocturnal creatures in their own habitat. Surely we can allow these beautiful creatures a place in "our" world?

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Knitting Tote featured in 'The Knitter' magazine

It's all been so very exciting. I was first contacted in February by the editor of The Knitter to see if I would be interested in being featured. She had been browsing my Etsy website and saw the bag which she thought would be perfect. It came out at the end of April and I've had some interest. It has meant getting a website up and running quickly (thanks Clive!) and it's been a real morale booster.

So, this is my new website: - let me know what you think.