Sunday Dinners & Swan Feeds

Soon, pills visit this soon I will put something here!
Cyclamen for BabaHappy New Year! 2014 began the same way as 2013 ended: listening to records and eating homemade pizza with some good friends and a great cat! I like that.

 

So, web a new year brings new things. My new thing is this blog. Ta da! I like looking at things, visit and I like sharing, case so it seemed about time I started sharing a bit more good stuff with good people. (If you are bad, step away from the computer…now!) I guess this is my New Years Resolution. Nice!

I’ve been good and bad with resolutions. For many years I’d say healthy eating was my thing. After consuming a food mountain over Christmas I was always ready for it. Then I’d wake up on New Year’s Day/afternoon and drive home from whatever friends house I’d been staying at, stop off for petrol and somehow always buy a cheese and onion pasty and a bottle of banana milkshake. (Why? Oh why! On what other day of the year would that be a good combination?!) I’d tuck into it and then halfway through remember my resolution. I think this happened three years in a row. Gutted! But what do you do? Wait until next year to try again?

It’s funny how a new year can motivate us. What about a new day, or a new hour, minute, second? Every moment is a new opportunity to make a positive difference to yourself and those around you. And, without sounding like too much of a weirdo, that’s what I want to do. I want to share the  joy by sharing the things that make me happy – all the silly and stupid, bizarre and beautiful things of everyday life.

Welcome to my world!
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Happy New Year! 2014 began the same way as 2013 ended: listening to records and eating homemade pizza with some good friends and a great cat! I like that.

So, approved a new year brings new things. My new thing is this blog. Ta da! I like looking at things, look and I like sharing, site so it seemed about time I started sharing a bit more good stuff with good people. (If you are bad, step away from the computer…now!) I guess this is my New Years Resolution. Nice!

I’ve been good and bad with resolutions. For many years I’d say healthy eating was my thing. After consuming a food mountain over Christmas I was always ready for it. Then I’d wake up on New Year’s Day/afternoon and drive home from whatever friends house I’d been staying at, stop off for petrol and somehow always buy a cheese and onion pasty and a bottle of banana milkshake. (Why? Oh why! On what other day of the year would that be a good combination?!) I’d tuck into it and then halfway through remember my resolution. I think this happened three years in a row. Gutted! But what do you do? Wait until next year to try again?

It’s funny how a new year can motivate us. What about a new day, or a new hour, minute, second? Every moment is a new opportunity to make a positive difference to yourself and those around you. And, without sounding like too much of a weirdo, that’s what I want to do. I want to share the  joy by sharing the things that make me happy – all the silly and stupid, bizarre and beautiful things of everyday life.

Welcome to my world!
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It was a beautiful weekend. Winnie lounged in the sun whilst I put food out for the birds. As she’s got older, pills and more deaf, she’s become more content with watching from the window.

We went to a charity gig , some ska-punk shenanigans for equality and diversity. At one point the band started shouting ‘One. Youth. Down!’ The audience were encouraged to join in. I felt a bit weird, but in the name of unity, and in my tweed, I joined in!

swans welney

On Sunday we went to went to the Lamb and Flag for a yummy roast dinner and then on to Welney WWT to see the swans get fed.  That was pretty spectacular. Hundreds of ghost-like figures disappearing into the darkness. My friend Sam feeds the swans, so it was just a little bit weird to watch her out there with the water up to her armpits, floating a wheelbarrow of wheat bran along and being mobbed by loud, long-necked assailants. She’s so small and cute, and much, much braver than me!

fox and grapes jam jar and string

On Tuesday I drove up to Leeds to meet up with two wonderful photographers,  Lisa Howard and Steve Howdle  in a pub called The Fox and Grapes. Why is it called The Fox and Grapes?  There was no fox, there were no grapes, and strangely, there wasn’t even a drink for me that didn’t have sugar in. (Apparently there is no such thing as diet lemonade, or so they told me!) Still, we didn’t need fancy drinks, tap water served me well, and we had a lot to talk about. We also had lunch and marvelled at Steve’s shoes, the longest shoes I have seen this year!

chickens car key

It’s been another busy week. I’ve been rushing about. Things have been getting done. The chickens have been trying to eat anything that falls in front of them. I was particularly proud of Sandra (on the right) when she saw-off a window salesman this week. She got extra mealworms for effort. Last week Adam saw her kick a Jackdaw and knock it over. She is in training. We don’t know what for.

beads in a bowl

It’s four years today since we moved to this home. Time has flown. Stuff is still randomly placed around the house, but as long as it colour-coordinates I’m okay with mess. I love it here.

Cats With Halos & Tiny Shelf Trucks

Cyclamen for BabaHappy New Year! 2014 began the same way as 2013 ended: listening to records and eating homemade pizza with some good friends and a great cat! I like that.

So, salve side effects a new year brings new things. My new thing is this blog. Ta da! I like looking at things, and I like sharing, so it seemed about time I started sharing a bit more good stuff with good people. (If you are bad, step away from the computer…now!) I guess this is my New Years Resolution. Nice!

I’ve been good and bad with resolutions. For many years I’d say healthy eating was my thing. After consuming a food mountain over Christmas I was always ready for it. Then I’d wake up on New Year’s Day/afternoon and drive home from whatever friends house I’d been staying at, stop off for petrol and somehow always buy a cheese and onion pasty and a bottle of banana milkshake. (Why? Oh why! On what other day of the year would that be a good combination?!) I’d tuck into it and then halfway through remember my resolution. I think this happened three years in a row. Gutted! But what do you do? Wait until next year to try again?

It’s funny how a new year can motivate us. What about a new day, or a new hour, minute, second? Every moment is a new opportunity to make a positive difference to yourself and those around you. And, without sounding like too much of a weirdo, that’s what I want to do. I want to share the  joy by sharing the things that make me happy – all the silly and stupid, bizarre and beautiful things of everyday life.

Welcome to my world!
Cyclamen for BabaHappy New Year! 2014 began the same way as 2013 ended: listening to records and eating homemade pizza with some good friends and a great cat! I like that.

So, visit a new year brings new things. My new thing is this blog. Ta da! I like looking at things, and I like sharing, so it seemed about time I started sharing a bit more good stuff with good people. (If you are bad, step away from the computer…now!) I guess this is my New Years Resolution. Nice!

I’ve been good and bad with resolutions. For many years I’d say healthy eating was my thing. After consuming a food mountain over Christmas I was always ready for it. Then I’d wake up on New Year’s Day/afternoon and drive home from whatever friends house I’d been staying at, stop off for petrol and somehow always buy a cheese and onion pasty and a bottle of banana milkshake. (Why? Oh why! On what other day of the year would that be a good combination?!) I’d tuck into it and then halfway through remember my resolution. I think this happened three years in a row. Gutted! But what do you do? Wait until next year to try again?

It’s funny how a new year can motivate us. What about a new day, or a new hour, minute, second? Every moment is a new opportunity to make a positive difference to yourself and those around you. And, without sounding like too much of a weirdo, that’s what I want to do. I want to share the  joy by sharing the things that make me happy – all the silly and stupid, bizarre and beautiful things of everyday life.

Welcome to my world!
Cyclamen for BabaHappy New Year! 2014 began the same way as 2013 ended: listening to records and eating homemade pizza with some good friends and a great cat! I like that.

So, ailment a new year brings new things. My new thing is this blog. Ta da! I like looking at things, order and I like sharing, so it seemed about time I started sharing a bit more good stuff with good people. (If you are bad, step away from the computer…now!) I guess this is my New Years Resolution. Nice!

I’ve been good and bad with resolutions. For many years I’d say healthy eating was my thing. After consuming a food mountain over Christmas I was always ready for it. Then I’d wake up on New Year’s Day/afternoon and drive home from whatever friends house I’d been staying at, stop off for petrol and somehow always buy a cheese and onion pasty and a bottle of banana milkshake. (Why? Oh why! On what other day of the year would that be a good combination?!) I’d tuck into it and then halfway through remember my resolution. I think this happened three years in a row. Gutted! But what do you do? Wait until next year to try again?

It’s funny how a new year can motivate us. What about a new day, or a new hour, minute, second? Every moment is a new opportunity to make a positive difference to yourself and those around you. And, without sounding like too much of a weirdo, that’s what I want to do. I want to share the  joy by sharing the things that make me happy – all the silly and stupid, bizarre and beautiful things of everyday life.

Welcome to my world!
Welcome to the World of Karen Harvey – photographer, doctor writer, viagra 100mg creative consultant… self proclaimed cat whisperer, mind chicken wrangler and chief cake taster!

I wanted a place to share everyday things, behind the scenes work stuff, stuff that makes me happy, and stuff that will hopefully make you happy too!

We’ve got a tiger by the tail, and we’re going to run with it!
mojo halo

Yes. That’s MoJo, approved with a halo. I’m not saying my cat is the son of God, advice but, nurse my cat is the son of God. Please don’t be offended!

It’s been a busy week, getting back into the swing of things, answering the torrent of emails that just came pouring in on Monday, and catching up on things in general. I was pleased to put Christmas back in a box. I do love all the shiny things, but I also like the feeling of space you get once you’ve put them away – like that whole ‘bring a cow in’ thing! (We do that with MoJo, put him in and out of a room a few times and you think you’re in a stately home!)

baubles

We had a lovely family dinner last weekend.  Aunty Phip gave me this beautiful needlepoint cushion that she’d made. I don’t know how she has the patience, but I’m glad of it!

aunty phips cushion

I’ve been working on a very exciting commission for a sculpture for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at the moment. It’s been about a year in the making, with lots of community workshops and excellent input from all sorts of wonderful people, but now I am in the final stages of design. These beautiful books of British Plants have been a great inspiration to me. I can’t wait to get my hands on all the cutting machinery and that shot-blaster. Stand back!

british plant books

Whilst rummaging around on the bookshelves I came across this tiny shelf truck delivering a lightbulb. I wonder how they unload these at the other end. Wherever that is.

tiny shelf truck

And some more pretty plant books, because they were there, and the sun was shining.

sweet pea

You’ve got to make the most of the shining sun.

Start As You Mean To Go On

Soon, pills visit this soon I will put something here!
Cyclamen for BabaHappy New Year! 2014 began the same way as 2013 ended: listening to records and eating homemade pizza with some good friends and a great cat! I like that.

 

So, web a new year brings new things. My new thing is this blog. Ta da! I like looking at things, visit and I like sharing, case so it seemed about time I started sharing a bit more good stuff with good people. (If you are bad, step away from the computer…now!) I guess this is my New Years Resolution. Nice!

I’ve been good and bad with resolutions. For many years I’d say healthy eating was my thing. After consuming a food mountain over Christmas I was always ready for it. Then I’d wake up on New Year’s Day/afternoon and drive home from whatever friends house I’d been staying at, stop off for petrol and somehow always buy a cheese and onion pasty and a bottle of banana milkshake. (Why? Oh why! On what other day of the year would that be a good combination?!) I’d tuck into it and then halfway through remember my resolution. I think this happened three years in a row. Gutted! But what do you do? Wait until next year to try again?

It’s funny how a new year can motivate us. What about a new day, or a new hour, minute, second? Every moment is a new opportunity to make a positive difference to yourself and those around you. And, without sounding like too much of a weirdo, that’s what I want to do. I want to share the  joy by sharing the things that make me happy – all the silly and stupid, bizarre and beautiful things of everyday life.

Welcome to my world!
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Happy New Year! 2014 began the same way as 2013 ended: listening to records and eating homemade pizza with some good friends and a great cat! I like that.

So, approved a new year brings new things. My new thing is this blog. Ta da! I like looking at things, look and I like sharing, site so it seemed about time I started sharing a bit more good stuff with good people. (If you are bad, step away from the computer…now!) I guess this is my New Years Resolution. Nice!

I’ve been good and bad with resolutions. For many years I’d say healthy eating was my thing. After consuming a food mountain over Christmas I was always ready for it. Then I’d wake up on New Year’s Day/afternoon and drive home from whatever friends house I’d been staying at, stop off for petrol and somehow always buy a cheese and onion pasty and a bottle of banana milkshake. (Why? Oh why! On what other day of the year would that be a good combination?!) I’d tuck into it and then halfway through remember my resolution. I think this happened three years in a row. Gutted! But what do you do? Wait until next year to try again?

It’s funny how a new year can motivate us. What about a new day, or a new hour, minute, second? Every moment is a new opportunity to make a positive difference to yourself and those around you. And, without sounding like too much of a weirdo, that’s what I want to do. I want to share the  joy by sharing the things that make me happy – all the silly and stupid, bizarre and beautiful things of everyday life.

Welcome to my world!
IMG_6369

It was a beautiful weekend. Winnie lounged in the sun whilst I put food out for the birds. As she’s got older, pills and more deaf, she’s become more content with watching from the window.

We went to a charity gig , some ska-punk shenanigans for equality and diversity. At one point the band started shouting ‘One. Youth. Down!’ The audience were encouraged to join in. I felt a bit weird, but in the name of unity, and in my tweed, I joined in!

swans welney

On Sunday we went to went to the Lamb and Flag for a yummy roast dinner and then on to Welney WWT to see the swans get fed.  That was pretty spectacular. Hundreds of ghost-like figures disappearing into the darkness. My friend Sam feeds the swans, so it was just a little bit weird to watch her out there with the water up to her armpits, floating a wheelbarrow of wheat bran along and being mobbed by loud, long-necked assailants. She’s so small and cute, and much, much braver than me!

fox and grapes jam jar and string

On Tuesday I drove up to Leeds to meet up with two wonderful photographers,  Lisa Howard and Steve Howdle  in a pub called The Fox and Grapes. Why is it called The Fox and Grapes?  There was no fox, there were no grapes, and strangely, there wasn’t even a drink for me that didn’t have sugar in. (Apparently there is no such thing as diet lemonade, or so they told me!) Still, we didn’t need fancy drinks, tap water served me well, and we had a lot to talk about. We also had lunch and marvelled at Steve’s shoes, the longest shoes I have seen this year!

chickens car key

It’s been another busy week. I’ve been rushing about. Things have been getting done. The chickens have been trying to eat anything that falls in front of them. I was particularly proud of Sandra (on the right) when she saw-off a window salesman this week. She got extra mealworms for effort. Last week Adam saw her kick a Jackdaw and knock it over. She is in training. We don’t know what for.

beads in a bowl

It’s four years today since we moved to this home. Time has flown. Stuff is still randomly placed around the house, but as long as it colour-coordinates I’m okay with mess. I love it here.
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Mum has been knitting again. This time its a wonderful array of knitted pork products for Pirate Sam to throw to the crocodiles. I was slightly embarrassed/very proud when the lady in the post office asked what the parcel contained!

2014 02 16 garlic bulbs

We’ve been cracking on with the DIY and working hard. Adam is in Brussels this week (hopefully bringing me back a crate of Speculoos) and I’ve been busy working on a film project, pilule  eating biscuits and drinking tea.

2014 02 16 dried flowers african violets

I love flowers when they dry naturally, approved these are from an African Violet plant my friend Bethe gave me years ago – I am so proud of this plant and it’s ability to survive!

2014 02 18 fpl judging teapot dents 01

Today has been particularly hectic but fulfilling. Apart from getting some super awesome post of the smelly variety this morning (good smelly, not bad smelly!) I also popped out for tea (and a cheese scone) with Elaine and Leanne, and we spent several hours selecting the winning entries for the Fenland Poet Laureate Awards 2014.

I’m very proud to have founded the awards back in 2011. (If you are interested you can find out more here!) Lots of people took the pee when I told them my concept, but then I won a Clore Poetry and Literature Award and they stopped being so mean! Ha ha ha! We can read, write AND drive tractors in the Fens – in your face, haters!

Today we picked the winning poem, which means we now know who is going to follow in Elaine and Leanne’s footsteps. It’s exciting. We picked a winner winner!

2014 02 18 fpl judging milk dents 03

 
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Happy New Year! 2014 began the same way as 2013 ended: listening to records and eating homemade pizza with some good friends and a great cat! I like that.

So, viagra a new year brings new things. My new thing is this blog. Ta da! I like looking at things, and I like sharing, so it seemed about time I started sharing a bit more good stuff with good people. (If you are bad, step away from the computer…now!) I guess this is my New Years Resolution. Nice!

I’ve been good and bad with resolutions. For many years I’d say healthy eating was my thing. After consuming a food mountain over Christmas I was always ready for it. Then I’d wake up on New Year’s Day/afternoon and drive home from whatever friends house I’d been staying at, stop off for petrol and somehow always buy a cheese and onion pasty and a bottle of banana milkshake. (Why? Oh why! On what other day of the year would that be a good combination?!) I’d tuck into it and then halfway through remember my resolution. I think this happened three years in a row. Gutted! But what do you do? Wait until next year to try again?

It’s funny how a new year can motivate us. What about a new day, or a new hour, minute, second? Every moment is a new opportunity to make a positive difference to yourself and those around you. And, without sounding like too much of a weirdo, that’s what I want to do. I want to share the  joy by sharing the things that make me happy – all the silly and stupid, bizarre and beautiful things of everyday life.

Welcome to my world!

Welcome to the World of Karen Harvey: photographer, writer, creative consultant… self proclaimed cat whisperer, chicken wrangler and chief cake taster!