Sunday, 7 February 2010


A friend of mine got married this summer, the reception went through the afternoon and into the evening. One of the many lovely things she had to decorate the grounds of the place she had the reception at was a labyrinth lined with jam-jar lanterns.
Before the wedding, a few of us got together to decorate the lanterns, but I could only stay to do one. I got a taste for making them and did several when I got home. I was in the midst of a pickled onion addiction at the time and so I had plenty of large empty jars to cover in glue and tissue paper.
I've not posted the pics yet so I thought I'd get some on here. I did make 5 or 6 jars, but I've only taken pics of the ones I took to the caravan last time I stayed. They photographed really well, I especially like the one with the foil confetti stuck between the layers of tissue.

Friday, 5 February 2010


Oh oh this is the most wonderful blog in the history of the universe. Yes, this is my most geeky thing - an absolute love of bookshelves and libraries. I spend a little bit of most days book-shopping, but that's usually work related. I only wish that my department looked as beautiful as some of the libraries on the blog. But there's really only so much you can do with science books.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010