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Archive for July, 2012

Kings Place

I visited Kings Place, a building on York Way, near Kings Cross Station. It contains offices, a cinema, places to eat, galleries etc.


Open Studio

Anne-Marie Glasheen had an Open Studio, as part of a festival in her home area. She is a poet, photographic artist, literary translator. Here are pictures I took and more of her work can be viewed at


I finished reading a book in Arabic by Dr. Faiza Babakhan. It is about her research on legislation law for Iraqi women . It was also a comparison of studies with other countries, especially in the Arabic countries. I hope it will be translated in English for other people to read.


I teach at workshops and here are some pictures of the work

Granny squares

I have lots of different kinds of wools and crochet threads which I have collected for many years. They take up a lot of space around the house! I try not to buy more, which is very hard for me to do, especially when I see some nice colours. Now, I have a project to make Granny squares in crochet to use all the odd wool I have. I started in June 2012 and I have made 20 squares so far.

Crochet blanket

Here is a picture of a crochet blanket I recently made

Hand creams, body creams and conditioners

I have tried several hand creams, body creams and conditioners and this is what I think of them:

  • Waitrose organic smoothing hand cream with organic lavender and shea butter. 7/10
  • Intensive hand cream from Next called oh my gorgeous. The cream was ok but not anything special. It was a good size to fit in handbags. 5/10
  • Razac hand and body lotion. I think this is very good for intensive hand treatment overnight. 7/10
  • Morrisons hand cream. 5/10
  • Beauty Formulas regenerating hand cream. 5/10
  • Vaseline cocoa butter cream. 5/10
  • Elemis hand and body lotion. 6/10
  • Vo5 give me moisture conditioner for dry hair. This did not help dry hair for me or my daughter at all. 3/10
  • Original Source mint and tea tree conditioner. This instantly made our scalps very cold and we had to instantly wash it off. We would never use this again!! 0/10