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Episode 100: The Great Shinybees Hexipuff Amnesty

Intro Here we are folks and who’d have thunk it: A tonne! From my South African garage to my Wigan spare bedroom – with a couple of amazing awards in between – over the course of 4 years.  A heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for all the support. A couple…

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Episode 81: Re-Rewind

Listen Here Intro This week I follow on from last weeks sing-along with a bit of Craig David, including a quick biograghy (for those who missed that 15 minutes of the noughties in the UK) and an eyebrow homage… The original… David does Bieber… Merrion does David… I am also giving a gentle reminder to…

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Episode 19: Octopussy

Image Details: ‘Octopusses’ by nonelvis, via Flickr. Hello and welcome to Episode 19 of the show, which has nothing whatsoever to do with James Bond and everything to do with friendly cephalopods. Listen here

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Pennies Per Hour of Pleasure (P/Hop) Knit and Crochet Along.

‘New Cranfords.’ Image shared with kind permission of Jane Lithgow, probablyjane on Flickr. For those of you who don’t listen to the podcast, I thought I would let you in on the new knit and crochet along we are starting in the Ravelry group for the show – the P/hop KAL. Inspired by the recent…

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Episode 10: Travelling Light

Image Credit: ‘Potjie’ by s_mac, via Flickr. Hello everybody and welcome to episode 10 of the podcast: Travelling Light. A warm welcome to all new and returning listeners, as always. Listen here Intro The main focus of the jibber jabber this week is that of travel knitting. How do you do yours? Are you strictly…

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Episode 5: Poppy Pickers

Image Details: ‘Poppy’ by Mark Bridge, via Flickr. Listen here Welcome Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of the Shinybees podcast. This week, we have a run-down of recent happenings, a re-attack on the C word from Episode 3, we chat about F.E.A.R, Wippin’ Piccadilly is back as well as a trip to Stellenbosch and…

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Episode 3: The C word

Image details: ‘C’ by chrisinplymouth, via Flickr. Hello and welcome to episode 3 of the podcast: The C Word. This week we are definitely not going to be talking about Christmas knitting, it is a different kind of C. There will also be the Wippin’ Piccadilly section as usual, along with a bit of travel…

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Lest We Forget

Image Details: ‘Lest We Forget’ by macspite, via Flickr Today is Remembrance Sunday, which isn’t anywhere near as big an occasion in SA as it is in the UK. I have some great memories of selling poppies as a teenager. Getting to the Legion as soon as the doors were open so we could get…

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D-Day

I’m not talking about WW2 D-Day, although I am reasonably sure I could tenuously link something to do with craft to this event if need be. The D-Day I am referring to is ‘drop-off day’, which was Thursday gone for me and my Volvo full of swag. Yes, it’s true, we have a Volvo. Not…

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The Spirit of Christmas

Image Details: ‘christmas tree explosion (day 9 of 365) EXPLORED!!!’ by stephenvance, via Flickr I know, I know, I can’t believe I am writing a blog post about the ‘C’ word either. In September. It hasn’t even been Hallowe’en yet, not that it makes much difference to the retail industry, who are already trying to…

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