Author: javabere

On Thursday, after fourteen years of being together, Jon and I signed a civil partnership. It was just us and our two beautiful friends Laura and Jim as witnesses. I awoke at 4.30 with the dawn, went out for a walk above our house, listening to...

There is something deeply satisfying about buying in bulk. Partly because of the hefty weight and size of the packages and partly because it makes me feel safe. If armageddon comes, we will have enough oats, pasta and tinned tomatoes to make endless porridge and...

A couple of times a year I simplify my food and have a few days of eating mung bean dal in various forms for each meal. I tend to do it when I’m feeling over indugled or I’ve lost touch with my intuition when it...

How are you feeling about it ‘all’? It can be a conflictive time, rarely straightforward or easy. Keep that in your heart locket and then add two years of the ins-and-outs and the unexpected fears of a global pandemic. It’s ok if Christmas will never...

I have spent large portions of my life feeling disgruntled with my body and wishing I could wear clothes that I didn’t think suited me, or didn’t fit me in the way they looked on models in magazines, or the slimmer girls at school. As...

    One of my ways of honouring the seasons is to lay the table in ways that reflect the external shifts. I've collected a few ideas or prompts to think of when laying your own Autumn table. Bring the outside in. If you have plant pots,...

I though I'd let you in on how I draw, where I draw my inspiration from and the different stages of the process.   Inspiration: It is truly possible to find inspiration everywhere. Recently I found inspiration from a textile pattern of suns on a mid century child’s...