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A Night at the Movies


Hi again! I was thinking about the books I make for artists which have watercolour paper pages and decided that a larger book would be a useful addition to the range. This book has Bockingford watercolour paper pages and measures 10.5″ x 8″. The cover paper is a Japanese Chiyogami paper.


I went to see the movie ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ last night. An excellent film starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who were all outstanding. The film describes how a little known congressman arranged funding and support for the Muhajideen rebels fighting the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan. You can read all about it at the IMDB.

I have a soft spot for Tom Hanks anyway as I will confess to a weakness for girlie romcoms and he has starred in some of my favourites ‘You’ve Got Mail’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, both with fabulous Meg Ryan. I loved her in ‘French Kiss’ with gorgeous Kevin Kline (a film particularly close to my heart as part of it was filmed in Valbonne where my ex and I had a house, so I know the area well) and ‘When Harry met Sally’ with Billy Crystal. These are all my ‘comfort’ films. I watch them when I am feeling low and want something undemanding. In these films, you can believe that even though the road to true love is a tangled, complicated, occasionally upsetting but always funny one, eventually all will turn out right in the end.

In case you’ve never seen these lovely frothy nonsenses, here is a trailer for ‘You’ve Got Mail’.

and this is the scene in ‘French Kiss’ which is filmed in Valbonne, so you can see how pretty it is.

Hair today, gone tomorrow?


It’s a bit early for cherry blossoms but I really like this paper, so fresh and girlie. Now that the Christmas decorations are coming down it seemed right to think ahead to Spring – even though it is grey and rainy outside and was blowing a hooley outside last night.

The house looks very bare without the decorations, my kitchen is spookily tidy without decorations or mess from my bookmaking, (which has all transferred upstairs to the top floor bedroom.) I have so much to do that I end up doing nothing as I don’t know quite where to begin, I got distracted from the organizing and the sorting out and decided to make a book instead – hence this book!

I have also been wasting time playing around with Hairmixer. I am yet again going through the agonising decision making that revolves around my hairstyle, I feel that I am in need of a radical makeover. New Year, new hairstyle and all that. I have a theory that women do reach an age where long hair starts to look a bit ‘mutton dressed as lamb-ish’ and there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer as to when this transition occurs, I thought I would experiment with Hairmixer and see if I could come up with any solutions. You upload a photograph of yourself and then you can see what you look like with various celebrity hairstyles. (Very silly is the answer to that one!)

First, here are a series of photos of me with the many varied hairstyles I have had over the years. They are pretty much in the right order with the last one being the most recent. As you can see some are pretty ghastly and never to be repeated!



And now here are my experiments with Hairmixer, featuring me with the hair of Catherine Zeta-Jones (first two) then Angelina Jolie, Meg Ryan and finally, Lulu.


I’m actually starting to think that my hair isn’t so bad after all and I shan’t be going blonde any time in the near future!