Markets around the World in paintings, sketches and photographs

market ˈmɑːkɪt/ (noun) a regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other commodities. Markets are a great place to people watch and to people sketch. Amid the hustle and bustle of a busy street market you can very quickly become invisible. And it is when you are invisible and unnoticed that…

Meet Modraniht, the Mewest Member of our family

Sometimes decisions are taken arbitrarily. I made such a decision four days ago, about a little grey kitten. This skinny and scared looking kitten had been found hiding under a car in the car-park of the apartment compound next to us where we live in Nairobi, by some children. But because these children already have…

Crafting isn’t a hobby, it’s therapy

I am rubbish at meditating, absolutely rubbish. And it’s not for want of trying; I’ve read books about meditation and mindfulness, joined yoga clubs, listened to calming CDs, discussed meditating with therapists and have even tried going for a relaxing massage, but that just made me laugh. I decided to get a Zen app on…

It’s Time to Spend Spend Spend

It’s that time of year when people start spending money like it’s going out of fashion. What with Black Friday tomorrow and 31 days to Christmas, anything and everything you can think of has being reduced and it is almost impossible not to spend, spend spend. If I am honest, I actually hate all the…