Tag Archive: Durham

A puppy walk on the beach

It was a brisk and windy day when we took the poodle puppies for a walk on the beach. I love a bracing walk in Autumn, it really blows the cobwebs away. I… Continue reading

Very Heavy Snow at Durham Castle and Cathedral.

The castle and cathedral are right next to each other in Durham. Literally a stone’s throw away from each other. But when I took these photos, the snow was so thick that I… Continue reading

Palace Green under Heavy Snow

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

Durham Cathedral in the Snow

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

A Cold Day on the River Wear

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

Graduating from Durham and Saying Goodbye

Wednesday was a big deal for me, I finally graduated from Durham. I’ve been there for eight years and completed three degrees, but when I graduated wearing the big red PhD robes I… Continue reading

My graduation dress!

I have been sewing my own vintage design dress to wear for graduation and I’m pleased to tell you that, after all the tissues and issues, it was finished on time for graduation… Continue reading

Picking the fabric for my graduation dress

Now that I’m sure that the pattern for my graduation dress is right, I can crack on with making the real thing. The practice toile for my dress was a bit time consuming,… Continue reading

Tissues and Issues with the Toile

Toiles are a great way of practising making a dress, but they’re even better for checking the fit of a garment. So I’ve just tried on my toile, and guess what? It doesn’t… Continue reading