I’ve inherited a big box of wild fern and garden flowers,

That my ol’ mum picked, pressed and it took her hours,

They’re old, but okay and so I can see,

I could be making things from these for an eternity.


An impressive collection from over some years,

That to recall some memories of mother, could bring on a few tears,

But that there’s a pretty, profitable and crafty job to do,

Not to waste them, but to create nice things for both me and perhaps some for you?


~ mallow ~


That room

MonaMother was an artist of all sorts.  Like myself, she had a [[ “That room” ]] full of materials, clay, shells, old frames, card, felt, beads, bits of this ‘n’ that and of course paint.  Things that once made into something else, earnt a bit of money.  It isn’t wasted space, it’s  [[ “That room” ]] full of possibilities, full of things that actually do come in useful.  My need for creative expression comes at a price and it is fulfilled by having a cluttered [[ “That room” ]].

Manchester Vegan Fair 16th May 2015

solar rickshaw11am – 5pm  Saturday 16th May 2015

Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Manchester M21 9DG

Entry is just £2 and kids go free. With a Free Goody Bag to first 100 visitors!

The SpokesThe hosts are Vegan Organic Network with lots organised:  70 different stalls and a huge range of entertainment throughout the day and I especially want to see the theatrical bicycle dancers called The Spokes!  There’s also planned live music, poetry all the way through to craft activities, with fun things for the kids.  Plus, talks and alternative therapies, and even a vegan speed dating and speed meeting.  Put this one in your diary Glad~is!