Baking and Bowie

Spring is definitely in the air and I'm always itching to get my camera out when there is a bit of sunshine about! This weekend was the wonderful Brixton Bake Off which is all about baking and family fun oh and also features my favourite thing - CAKE !

It was hard not to everything to be honest! And here are three of the four judges:
The Fabulous Ms Cupcake
The legendary Levi Roots
And Stacey Raymond from Morleys, one of my favourite, independent Department stores
Plus there was dancing
and laughter
I also popped over to the V&A to see what was happening as part of the Bowie weekend
Also included my friend DJing near the main entrance. Was experimenting with exposures here and was very please with the result! What do you think?
Thought I should end the post with a bit of sunshine. Word to all parents never take your eyes of your children. Yes this child made sure he put not one but both feet in the water.....


A Sunny Afternoon

Finally the sun came out in full force today and boy was it nice! Just look at this blue sky in Brixton today, amazing! I went off to Brixton Makerhood's 'Making Uncovered' event in the newly renovated Brixton East.

The building itself is one I have always wondered about whenever I went past it on the bus before it was renovated. It had that air of longing to be loved and evocative of an earlier age.
It was a furniture warehouse built in 1871 and it has been loving restored to an art space that can be hired out.
I love the  joinery of the ceiling which has been left bare, showing it's soul almost...
Anyway the Makerhood event had many artists giving workshops from screenrprinting
To green woodworking
I'd gone along to meet up with some of the Crafty Fox Etsy Team  
And here they are. Was good meet some new people. I always feel a bit of a fraud as I suppose I'm more a hobbyist than a maker but still was glad I went. I still need to feel more confident about what I do mind..... one day I'll get there! At least making stuff is en vogue!! I remember a time when I no one else seemed to make things and my friend's said I was old before my time.....
And on the way home saw the last of the daffodils in St Matthew's Peace Garden. Love a bit of sunshine to put a spring in your step!

Lastest Flickr images

See the wood for the treesSt Paul'sFire blowing tubaClaude's garageFog Blars church
Sunset Sunset Blars Church Blars Church Claude's garage in the Summer Cahor Market
Crates, Cahor Market Radish, Cahor Market Chicken portrait Door Door close upBlossom
BlarsSwan PortraitBit of a doCarolina PortraitWaddleCoy
A few more photos taken whilst I was in France and also from an afternoon's South Bank yesterday