Saturday 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

Time Ladies, Gentlemen, Lads and Lassies

Here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

We're looking forward to seeing you all on our road trip soon :-)

Sunday 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Thank you for coming to workshop this year and making this a real success. It´s been great meeting you all.

Sunday 11 September 2011

Saturday 10 September 2011

Friday 9 September 2011

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Kidsfest 2011

The fun is on ,less than 48 hours to go. This festival is by kids for kids set in Farnham in Surrey. The antics began last year raising funds to purchase Bishop's Meadow, a place of outstanding beauty. This plot of land holds such passion for the locals, that they set up the Bishop's Meadow Trust in order so that this wild meadow and all its inhabitance will remain there for generations to come. The fund raising goes on.

We're looking forward to joining in the fun , What can you do to help ? You can get your tickets here Support a great cause and enjoy watching your youth having a ball .

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Monday 15 August 2011

Sunday 14 August 2011

Power Wood Summer Week 2011 Day One

Tea Party at 4pm Looking forward to meeting you today. A lovely introduction to a weeks worth of events.

Friday 12 August 2011

Hello Devon

Today was a good start to our next adventure. After all the planning we head out to Devon for a week of bandana workshop. The weather had been kind so we were able to pack with ease.

Sunday 7 August 2011

On My Travels

Today I started out and headed  through Bansted, this time of the year the lavender is in bloom. I couldn't help but stop as the smell was very inviting. What a beautiful site and a pleasure to watch the bees
Pottering around collecting pollen.
Check this out.

Friday 29 July 2011

Hesfes 2011 Day Seven

We are working out of Bandana Workshop 10:30-16:00hrs . We are sited in front of the Green control tower next to Powerwood with the toilets on our left and showers to our right. Come over, be creative share you stories.

Thursday 28 July 2011

Hesfes Day Six

We are working out of Bandana Workshop 10:30-16:00hrs . We are sited in front of Green control tower next to Powerwood with the toilets on our left and showers to our right. Come over, be creative share you stories.

Sunset at Bandana Workshop

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Hesfes Day Five

We are working out of Bandana Workshop 10:30-16:00hrs . We are sited in front of Green control tower next to Powerwood with the toilets on our left and showers to our right. Come over, be creative share you stories.

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Hesfes Day Four

We are working out of Bandana Workshop 10:30-16:00hrs . We are sited in front of Green control tower next to Powerwood with the toilets on our left and showers to our right. Come over, be creative share you stories.

Monday 25 July 2011

Sunday 24 July 2011

Hesfes Day Two 2011

Today we're working out of the main marquee at 10:30am-12:30pm today make sure you come and join in to be creative.

Doggy Bandanas

Monday 18 July 2011

Come and Join in Our Bandana Workshop

Anyone can take part in our workshops, enjoying some time being creative. It's a matter of Plan what you want to do and make the most of your time.

We are on location and open all week. Come with your ideas.

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Nibley Festival 2011

That time is coming close and we're packing and checking our inventory for this years events. One day to go before we pitch on site at Nibley festival. I hope you're all are as excited as we are, the crew are rearing to go.

Sorry dogs aren't allowed ,blind dogs are, but there's no stopping you creating a personalised doggy bandana for you best loved pooch.

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Packing For The Road

Yesterday was the summer solstice and a lovely day at that. I've been checking the inventory and packing up all that's needed for this years events. Looks like the beast may not be able make it. Some maintenance needs doing, I'm very fortunate to have a fantastic mechanic who has managed to help a great deal. But good ones are very busy. Time will tell if the beast will be with us. Click here for more information on Bandana Workshop events

Saturday 18 June 2011

Our New Bandana Workshop

After some thought and feedback ,we've decided to up the anties and get a bigger workshop. This year you all will have a greater chance of being creative. We're not going to post up a picture, as we want you to have a nice surprise. So keep your eye out for us and spread the word click here for more information

Monday 16 May 2011

No Entry

I'm not bother either way, but when things aren't getting done, it can be tricky. There is so much to do in a day and not a lot of time to finish things in.

For the past few days ,this site has had it's fair share of difficulties. No access,making me wonder what I was going to do and how things were going to be done. I had already delegated matters that I didn't want to deal with myself. To find that I was in stalemate and nothing was shifting so in the end it back to square one. Have you had one of those days ?

Tuesday 3 May 2011

I'm gonna

How many times have you said "I'm gonna"and never really made the effort. The unfinished knitted jumper, shelving still in the packets,  letter never sent, phone call never made.

So when does "I'm gonna" become it 's done. For every day a job is left another one is too do. If for every hour is spent,another is added it's no wonder the days are so short.

So give life a chance, when the "I'm gonna" passes your lips. Think about what your out there to achieve.  set your self a goal and meet it.

Saturday 9 April 2011

On my walk

Today it was out and about. No rest for the busy. I took a three mile light walk into town, scenery not very pictureque, a means to an end but none the less worth it. If there was smell a vision, then today was the day for just that.

I stopped off at the French farmers market to have my senses entertained with the glorious sent of the efforts of the stall holders.

French Cheese Stall

Italian biscuit and cake stall

Spanish Paella stall

The biggest Paella I've ever seen

Bread Stall

French soap stall

What a fantastic colour and the smell, oh heaven !

Lavender oh bliss !

Thursday 24 March 2011

Bandana Workshop Events

We've been working toward the summer, checking equipment ,booking up venues, scouting around, chilling out and having fun networking. Our events are coming,up click here for more information Check out our gallery

Thursday 17 March 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day

Another excuse to celebrate, be creative and cook at the same time. We decided to have a traditional breakfast .

Potatoe Cakes

We boiled and mashed two largish potatoes with a desert spoonful of spread( butter to those who like it).

Added some plain flour about four table spoons.

Mixed with the metal spoon until a dough is formed.

Roll out on a floured surface.

Cut the dough into triangles.

Fired up the stove and fried the potato cakes over a low heat with a little spread ( you can use butter if you wish.

Served up the feast with a poached egg, grilled bacon and tomatoes magic !

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Some one always makes you smile

Today was full on, I took a trip to SE London for a meeting. While parking the beast , I engaged in a conversation with a lovely man ( who also had a beast), who was working and had stopped for a break. We spoke about adventures and future trips as well as looking for a challenge. This was a good experience,exchanging knowledge on landscapes, places,journeys etc.

We parted with a smile, him generously giving a me a present of a plain willow wreath and a bag of Apple wood. After some thought I decided to create a bandana wreath to hang on my wall.

Friday 11 March 2011

Up and ready to go

For quite some time I stopped cycling, my bike it was sitting idle in the loft. But I got the bug again. I'd cycle across London from the south to the west, passing though the commons, along the river, stopping off for lunch then head back home. Oh happy days !

So it was time to take my old bike out of mothballs and give it a lease of life. Yes you can see bind weed growing though the frame and spokes .It was out of the loft and into the yard, for a while just before the change.

Cycling locally didn't feel right, once I started up again, it seemed like an age getting anywhere. I was also getting regular punchers, there was something stuck in the tyre that couldn't be found and the wheel tape had perished. So off came the terrains,I put on new wheel tape and slicks. This made such a difference, more speed and less drag, back to the old days, freedom ! This is going to be a bonus, helping me get around quicker locally now and on camp sites later this summer.

I'm so pleased that I'm getting out and about more locally and feeling better for it.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Shrove Tuesday Pancake day

Another year goes by and we get the chance to flip our frying pans, savour pancakes and get creative with bandana designs. I had the theme of Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras . I decided to print this bandana to set everything in motion for a special international pancake day.

Someone ate the eggs for the batter ! Luckily I had some pancakes in the freezer. So I rustled up some help from the bandana crew. They peeled and cored the apples, I sautéed them in a teaspoonful of sunflower oil, four tablespoons of hot water and desert spoonful of sugar.

We worked on assembling our pancakes,cranberry sauce first.

Then apples with syrup from the pan.

Finally a pancake on top.

Hope you enjoyed your day and got creative in the kitchen, Happy Shrove Tuesday or for those of our friends over the pond Happy Mardi Gras.