Tuesday, 15 March 2011


My Island Print for sale on Etsy all proceeds to the British Red Cross to help the victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami.
Please click on the above image to be taken to my shop..

Thursday, 10 March 2011

A warning to my children... :)


by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on Brandy and summer gloves

and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired

and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

and run my stick along the public railings

and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

and pick the flowers in other people's gardens

and learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

and eat three pounds of sausages at a go

or only bread and pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children.

We must have friends for dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised.

When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple.