Month: April 2016

Things we love..

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Kokeshi Dolls by Sketch inc. I honestly don’t know where to start with my love for these….artist Becky Kemp makes these amazing collectibles in her studio in England. There are so many it’s genuinely difficult to choose between them,  I can see me becoming a little bit obsessed. You can even get a customised set – what an amazing special gift that would make. So, who to choose? From Frida and Salvador, to Prince and Ziggy, […]

having a chat with…

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First up is one of Kitty’s personal heroes. ..Shelley-Georgia Yates Please introduce yourself… I’m a 25 year old teacher, board collector, bowl skater for the last 13 years! Been struggling with a knee injury for the past 6 years, one operation down and due another one … I’ll never grow out of skateboarding! Shelley, how old were you when you first started skating?  I started skating when I was nearly 13 years old. What got you […]

…blowing through the jasmine in my mind

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Summer playlists are probably a bit overdone. However, when it does get to this time of year and the warm(er) summer evenings are in sight, I am sure I’m not the only one that has a few particular tunes that I associate with the summer months. I also like to think I am a DJ (I make iTunes playlists). So these are my top jamz for the 2016 summer days. Enjoy! Best song for Carnival: […]

all my heroes

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what's getting my attention

It’s been a bad week for my heroes.  Hell no, it’s been a bad year, eh? First the incredulity we felt when the words “David Bowie has died..” filtered through on 6Music, my husband and I looking at each other in utter shock, jaws slack.  He was my sound track, I WAS the girl with the mousy hair. Then there’s been another host of sad news in between, this week followed by Victoria Wood.  A […]

what we’re reading

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what we're reading

Book review by Fin, age 9 Wonder – by RJ Palacio I’m going to start by saying this is my favourite book ever.  Wonder is about a ten year old boy called August, who has a facial disfigurement. It tells the story through his eyes, his sister’s and her boyfriend’s, and his best friend’s too. It made me happy but it also made me really sad at times.  I think everyone should read this, both […]

With thanks to…

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what's getting my attention

….the groovy young things. This time last week, I was tossing the idea of The Procrastination Project around.  Not in any meaningful way.  To the husband, and to a couple of friends who gave a shite (*insert whose opinions I really value). “Was I being an arse?”  “Is it dead narcissistic?” Self doubt and concern over judgement were already derailing the fledgling idea before it had even started. That’s sooo me. But guess what – […]

Keeping it in the (Stan Smith) family Pt. 2

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Excuse the late post. Although maybe its a good thing because having just realised I’ve left my own pair of Stan Smiths in Whitstable, a good three hour train ride away from where I am at the moment, I can now verify how much I miss them. Jheez, life without my Stan Smiths is like being in a long distance relationship. So as Helen mentioned, she kindly handed down her green velcro- tab Stan Smiths to me about five […]

Rey of hope

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Before I start, yes yes, I know Star Wars The Force Awakens has been around for ages now. I know this because we had to go on the day it opened in the UK.  However, it has only just actually entered the house this week, with the dvd release. So it’s fairly wall to wall Force Awakens for breakfast, lunch and tea right now. And it reminded me, Rey’s bloody great isn’t she? Actually, in […]

Keeping it in the (Stan Smith) family

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I had my first Stan Smiths back in the early noughties when I was working for the Big Breakfast.  Back then, they were the greenflash, velcro-tabbed version. They ended up going to a good home after my first pregnancy left my feet a size bigger. More of that later. Why are they so perennially popular with both my age group as well as the younger, hipper lot coming up behind us? When they were first […]

Dreamland, use it or lose it?

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Rumours are abound that the fab Dreamland in Margate is in financial trouble. Already? Can’t be good.  After so much local support to do something with the old site and make Margate great again, along with tonnes of Lottery money ploughed in, it’s a great day out and a thoughtful nod to its past. Wayne Hemmingway oversaw the design process and its retro design feels right at home. All of the rides are refurb’d originals, with […]