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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

We won!

If you didn't know already, the government has dropped it's cold hearted money grabbing scheme to sell off our forests. Well done to all involved in fighting the government. I'm going to recommend 38 degrees again - they have many more campaigns that you can get involved in if you so wish. It is well worth standing up and being counted.

Another recommendation, 'Catfish' a most unusual documentary that keeps you wondering after the credits have rolled. I don't want to give anything away - just watch it!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Save our forests

38 degrees is an organisation which brings you together with other people to take action on the issues that matter to you and bring about real change in the UK. They have run successful campaigns including saving 6 Music. Please follow the link to sign petitions about the issues you care about.

Many people signed the 'Save our forests' campaign and contacted their MPs to urge them to force the government to rethink it's plans.

' The government announced they will pause forest sell-offs for a few months. It's a brilliant sign, but our forests are still in danger. If we keep working together, we can save our forests forever - not just for a few months.

The government is still going full steam ahead with changing the law to clear the way for a 100% sell-off. It looks like they hope the fuss will die down if they pause a few sales here and there - so they can press on with quietly scrapping legal protection for our public woodlands.

Our petition is now 490,000 strong. Let's show the government we will keep campaigning until English forests are safe, by making sure the petition passes half a million signatures today.

Picture yourself in the last forest you visited. Remember how you felt, what you saw, how peaceful it was. Now imagine hearing that this beautiful place has been auctioned off. We just can't let it happen!

By working together, bit by bit, we are protecting our woodlands for future generations. Since 38 Degrees members voted to launch this campaign, we've spread the word, emailed our MPs, and chipped in to pay for opinion polls and adverts. It’s starting to work - today is a time to celebrate. But we also need to keep the pressure building.' (taken from 38 degrees website)

Time for Tunnock's........

Do you like my new mug? It's made by one of my potter friends. I think it's great and perfect for a Tunnock's tea time.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Changing Rooms

I am working on a lot of different projects at the moment. However, none are ready to show to you yet. In the interim, I thought I would show you a retrospective work - my bathroom. The original bathroom (not designed by me by the way) was a gloomy dark red with partially grouted tiles. I wanted the whole bathroom tiled for ease of cleaning and sharpness in design. I chose the largest matt tiles I could find and decided that 3 vertical strips within the design would provide the colour. I made lots of different sized pebbles and glazed them in my distinctive aqua glaze. To break up the colour I inserted some white matt pebbles. Once the whole bathroom was tiled the space looked double the size. The vertical position of the tiles and pebbles really heightened the space. It's very light and airy. What do you think?