Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Jack Johnson at Eden Project!

A pretty good quality video of an excellent, quality night! The Eden project makes an incredible venue for music and the weather was perfect for it. The whole night was brilliant and Jack played a good mix of new album, old album and even some requests. Watching him the next day on TV at Glastonbury makes me realize what an initmate gig this was by comparison!

Wave your Flag!

This week's book of the week is the first in the Stadium School series - appropriate for the World Cup. I would have Chosen something tennis related- but there doesn't appear to be any tennis fiction for kids!

Book of the week will be taking a holiday as we approach the end of term- with 2 'closed' weeks in the library and then only a half week left there seems little point in doing any more until September.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator

A little bit of randomness- but I like how they 'assigned' me the moniker of 'The Vegetarian'!!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Here be faeries...

This week's book of the week is The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1- The Field Guide.

This is the start of a really excellent modern fantasy series with some incredible illustrations.

Monday, 14 June 2010


This week's book is 'Across the Nightingale Floor' by Lian Hearn, a psuedo-historical/fantasy novel and first in a trilogy, but it can be read alone.

As you can probably tell by the cover it's set in Japan and is very 'forbidden love and samurai' in theme!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Knit, Knit, Knit, Knit, Knitting

Just some photos of things I'm currently knitting, and have just completed.
This is my first attempt at fair-isle, I've never really had the guts to do it before and it takes a lot of concentration but when I saw this wool in Edinburgh I knew I'd have to give it a go. The yarn is Rowan Scottish tweed- it's pretty expensive, so I only bought 2 balls, but it'll be enough for a pencil case.

I'm also nearly done doing this 'Gilmore Vest' in Stylecraft yarn- it's been an on and off project since before Christmas, but I realised I messed up the back a bit so it'll have to be taken back and re-knitted.

I finally finished mum's Christmas present! Better late than never and I'm not a huge fan of lacework, and the pattern I used ended up having an error, which put me off for a little while- I ended up ignoring it and carrying on regardless! I've done a small closeup of the lace, it's knit in 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss Silk.

Finally, my grandad sent me his old teddybear from when he was a child and it needed some tlc, so I reattached his limbs and knit him a new jacket as his old one was very worn. I've really proud of this one as I made the pattern up- I've never knit a jacket for a toy before, or completed sleeves so although there's a few things I'd change if I did it again, on the whole I've very pleased.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Start Again! (and some Neil)

So I'm attempting a restart on this blog and kicking things off with something new I'm doing in conjunction with my new job.
(circus font taken from dafont.com)

As I'm working in a school library and we're currently trying to get more kids reading different things, I'm re-starting book of the week and posting the books on here.

The first book of the week is Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book' which is excellent and has only been taken out once since purchase, which is a major crime.

This isn't his first 'kids' book (though how kiddy friendly it is depends on the reader) but I do think it's his best. Read it and I don't think you'll be disappointed. He also has a very interesting blog: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/