Dr Mischief PhD cross-stitch sampler

I designed and stitched this sampler during my thesis writing breaks. The pattern of writing for 40 minutes, stitching for 8 minutes, making a fresh cup of coffee or peppermint tea, then starting again went on for months (and months and months and months). On the days where I felt zero thesis-progress was made, IContinue reading “Dr Mischief PhD cross-stitch sampler”

Sneak preview The Wizard of Oz at #Feste15

The next live performances of The Wizard of Oz will be at Derby Feste on Saturday 26 September 2015… 1pm, Irongate & Saddlergate 2.30pm, Cornmarket 4.15pm, East Street & St Peters Street See you there for clowning, mischief and chaos! xx This Land is Your Land – commissioned soundtrack Original Lyrics by Woody Guthrie, 1940Continue reading “Sneak preview The Wizard of Oz at #Feste15”

Strawberries, black pepper and determination

In March 2012 I decided to dream an impossible dream. The final chapter of the dream would be an email from the School of the Arts at Loughborough University. The email would tell me that I’d been awarded a studentship – and that I’d be paid to make mischief on their 3-year PhD programme. TheContinue reading “Strawberries, black pepper and determination”