I drew sketches of these cartoons or wrote down little snippets of ideas for them during the first couple of years of Sarah's life, but have only just had the time to ink and paint them (she's nearly 4 now) :
One of my new years resolutions was to only order vegetarian food in restaurants and to learn more vegetarian food recipes so I could cut down at home too. I lasted about 3 months ordering only vegetarian food at restaurants, then 3 months of ordering vegetarian/fish dishes and then after that I gave up and … Continue reading Trying (and failing) to cut down on meat
A Christmas present for my friends fiance, the cartoon version of him and their cats:
Kerry, one of the local community group leaders for the Brussels Childbirth Trust is sadly moving abroad. As part of her leaving present I drew her a cartoon of her and her family in the Grand Place: This is how most of our local coffee morning group meetings go. Rice crackers are indispensable.
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:
I will not be sending my daughter to private school. Not because I can lay claim to any principles, or because on a more practical level I cannot afford to, or because I intend to join a bumfight to get into a good schools catchment area when we return to the UK, but because … Continue reading The old private school/state school debate in the modern age..
I like to think of myself as a good person. But just because I don't go around smacking people seems to be a fairly low bar to set as the definition of being 'good'. I share nothing except photos on facebook , and unless you are in them, who wants to see those? I still … Continue reading Sharing
In a roundabout way this is why I think we are allowing fracking under Yorkshire despite the incontrovertible evidence of the immediate harm pollution from burning fossil fuels causes (from the smog in Beijing to gas flares in Nigeria to illegal levels of air pollution in London), and the overwhelming likelihood that carbon emissions from … Continue reading Our Energy Dilemma