Doodles & Drawing With Derwent

My husband Paul is a keen artist, he uses a range of media to create cartoons which are based on our children. Paul is hugely talented in the Arts and can often be found sat sketching, colouring or tweaking images on his laptop.

Paul has sketch books full of ideas which he begins in pencil, he then moves on to using fine line pens and later transfers his work over to his laptop to colour, shade and add further details to.

It’s a fairly long process but he seems to really enjoy bringing the kids to life in comic format. You can take a peek at the full catalogue of Paul’s work over at his website at  www.shorttoons.com

 

Doodles & Drawing With Derwent

I was recently sent some rather lovely goodies from www.Pencils.co.uk to review and feature on this here blog.…

View Post

Getting Ready For Christmas With Wipe Easy Tablecloths

Why I Need Wipe Easy Table Cloths

Having two children, I am fairly accustomed to dealing with the odd mess here and there. This is certainly the case when it comes to feeding my kids. There isn’t a single meal time which goes by without me having to wipe the table from crumbs, spillages and smears of random condiments.

Since having children I have always used a tablecloth to protect and cover the table as well as to add a splash of colour into our kitchen. I tend to stick to using an oilcloth tablecloth as it can be wiped clean easily.…

View Post

#LittleLoves – The World Is Changing

Welcome to this weeks edition of #LittleLoves, I have had so much on this week in terms of appointments here and there that I have barely had time to stop and to think about what is actually going on around me. The World is changing, not necessarily for the better but it is certainly evolving in ways which is beyond my control. I wish I was a positive person at this point as I am finding things really challenging right now and am unable to dust myself off quite so easily these days.

I am going to use this post to highlight to myself and to you, my readers the positives that have occurred throughout the past seven days.…

View Post

Time On My Hands With Plus Watches And Michael Kors

Keeping An Eye On The Time

I realise that most people tend to check the time on either their mobile, tablet, laptop, car clock or some other form of technology these days. I am hugely into tech but not where time is concerned. I prefer to check the time on a traditional analog clock/ watch face.

 

The Beauty Of A Watch

I love to wear a watch, there is something rather poignant about the idea of time literally ticking away on your wrist.

I’ve been meaning to buy a new watch for months now, I have looked at a range of watches and especially like the more chunky, robust and quality designs.…

View Post

Top Tips For Travelling With Kids

Feeling In Need Of A Holiday

I feel like I am currently being tested by life and failing miserably. There are so many things going on in our lives right now that I am finding it hard to keep track of the day-to-day chores never mind keeping organised.

My brain is overflowing with information, none of which is very positive. I could really do with a holiday right about now to take time to gather my thoughts, recharge my batteries and to get back to being myself. How is it though that in reality a holiday especially with children seems more like hard work than enjoyable?…

View Post