On being paid to make mischief, and you’re invited too…

Of the emails you might wish to receive, this is just the best. Next Saturday evening I’ll be making mischief in and around Sudbury Hall – as part of The Lost Boys live interactive screening of The Innocents. The 1961 adaptation of the Henry James novel, and collaborative project between The Lost Boys, BFI, Derby QuadContinue reading “On being paid to make mischief, and you’re invited too…”

Full moon & tally tune

In my ditch of half-finished projects lurks a moon-themed soundtrack. One that explores moon mythology, stories and urban ‘lore. Every so often it pops up with a ‘finish me plea’, last week, just after the full moon, I stood entranced by this image, the man in the kitchen opposite and a specific Hank song aboutContinue reading “Full moon & tally tune”

Warmly-spiced chewy cookie recipe #MissSpelt #elevenses

So, what could you want more than a just-out-of-the-oven-warm chewy cookie?  Probably an actual cookie, rather than just a photo. So, here’s a recipe to get you cracking, it’s adapted by one from Elizabeth… Warmly-spiced chewy cookies Makes approximately 18 cookies Ingredients Serves approximately 18 250g white Spelt flour or normal plain flour 1/2 teaspoonContinue reading “Warmly-spiced chewy cookie recipe #MissSpelt #elevenses”

Something to warm the cockles of your heart (and ears) #Whiskey #themed

I have a confession, I really love old timey Americana and country music.  I love the scratchy sounds of heart-felt tunes recorded in the 1920-40s.  I love the wit, wisdom and humour of those old tunes, and the likes of Gillian Welch, Laura Cantrell and Paul Burch who write and record with an old-yet-modern heart.Continue reading “Something to warm the cockles of your heart (and ears) #Whiskey #themed”

Jason’s Golden Fleece (circa May 1961)

See, I really didn’t make it up!  Ok, so, I conjured the story.  But other people (beyond my family) used a Golden Fleece scouring pad.  And I’ve got a newspaper advert to prove it, look… Hurrah for DIY My uncle found the newspaper when he was replacing his bathroom*, leafed through it, found the advertContinue reading “Jason’s Golden Fleece (circa May 1961)”

Pivotal Moments for Mischief

Everybody has got them.  The point at which you know something magnificent has happened, and your life will never be quite the same again. 1981 In 1981 I was 8.  I made a cupcake like this one for my Dad.  Except it wasn’t exactly a cupcake.  It was the beginning of  a mischievous career thatContinue reading “Pivotal Moments for Mischief”