30 Jul 12

A short English summer, forest fruits popsicles recipe

We’ve been having some pretty bad weather in the UK lately but eventually the sun has started shining even if it’s only been for a few days. I’d been intending to get an ice lolly mould for what seems like forever now and decided to invest in one over the weekend. After buying more soft fruit than we could ever possibly eat last week I decided to freeze them for eating later.
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24 Jul 12

A brush with fame, or a tribute to Neil Gaiman

If you follow me on Twitter you might have noticed this weekend’s tweets were mostly about my trip through to Edinburgh to see Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy performed live.

I used to watch Hitchhiker’s when I was a kid mesmerized by the somewhat simple special effects and computer style animations created by TV wizards at the BBC. I’ve always loved the music of science fiction series as well. There’s something familiar and so optimistic about their cheery jingles, the Hitchhiker’s one being particularly memorable.
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16 Jul 12

Introducing two new glazes; Red Jasper and Midnight Blue

After saying goodbye to ruby red a couple of weeks ago I already had a new replacement glaze lined up, red is such a popular glaze choice I didn’t want to leave it out of the pallet.

I posted a picture of the new glaze when it came out of the kiln last week and I hadn’t chosen a name for it. I got inundated with suggestions on Twitter and Facebook from hot shades of ‘lava’ and ‘volcano’ to stoney ‘red granite’.
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