September 2017 was my dear friend Lizzie's hen do. I drew a cartoon to try and capture the highlights of the event, and gave it to her as her wedding gift.
Our first child was the result of an accidental pregnancy 6 months into knowing each other, so the deliberation phase went: ‘OHHHHHHHmygodthisisallgoingfasterthanithoughitwouldbutweloveeachothersoyesletsdothis’. She arrived 3 weeks early and it felt like she wanted to be born, that she had to be part of our lives. She’s a hilarious weirdo with a penchant for stripping and … Continue reading Should we have a second child?
Final holiday cartoon before I break into the political ramblings once more. This was mine and Sarah's trip to Albania in June. I hate flying now I live under a flight path and have realised how awful it is and Sarah doesn't travel well (she woke up at 4 or 5am every day that we … Continue reading Albania
My husband commented while looking at our holiday photos: 'Wow, it looks like we were actually having fun'. The photo version of our holiday in Pagel (no tears or tantrums from any family member): And the more realistic cartoon version: Photo version of centerparcs holiday in Zandvoort: More realistic cartoon version:
An open letter to George Osborne and David Cameron because I've been listening to the EU referendum arguments and have gotten completely confused about which way to vote- and I'm university educated, young(ish-32), and I live in Brussels. It should be a no brainer. And yet TTIP? What's that all about? Why is lowering house … Continue reading Congratulations EU Referendum, you’ve got me politically engaged for the first time in my life, and now I’m a concerned housewife on the rampage
Being pregnant I have been poked and prodded, had countless blood tests and learnt to pee on demand (quite easy when there is a tiny person resting on your bladder). I've also been questioned about my weight way more than usual, and not really from my Gynaecologist and midwife which I was expecting (my midwife's only … Continue reading Pregnancy Food Diaries
You can read about the details of my escape from the corporate rate race here, and yesterday I updated my Escape cartoon so that it's a bit clearer and in colour. So far it's been 538 days that I've managed to avoid the rat authorities in my Belgian hideaway. In that time, I've set up … Continue reading My Escape… 538 days on the run
I sold my first painting on Friday 21st November 2014! It was my Stockholm painting (40 x30 cm, acrylics, 120 Euros) to one of my boyfriends Swedish friends. I am now officially an artist! We celebrated by going to a bad Indian restaurant.
I went to see Art Brussels a few days ago and liked a lot of the block colour paintings they had on show. They inspired me to paint a few of the blank canvases I had lying around, and call them something that implies they have a deep meaning. Getting a perfect even colour is … Continue reading Interior decorating with art..
Finally I'm back to la Belge! I've been in Strasbourg, Singapore, Australia, Sitges and er, Epsom over the past 6 weeks, seeing friends, travelling and going on a fairly epic hen do. I probably shouldn't have gone on such a big trip whilst unemployed given the current lack of income situation (ahem), but I booked … Continue reading I’m BACK!!! in Belgium… painting Sitges