Friday, 20 September 2013

A little background

I thought I should start this blog with a little information about me, not enough to cause identity theft problems, but enough so you know what to expect in the future. As is probably obvious from my blog, I live on the Isle of Wight. For those who don't know where that is, it is a small island off the south coast of England. My blog is called Vectis Life because Vectis was the Roman name for the island and it is still very much in use today. The island is a tourist destination and is also known for music festivals. However, these days it is suffering from the cheap holidays to southern Europe and so is now a shadow of it's former self. Personally, I think all those people who don't come here are missing out. We have fantastic countryside, great tourist attractions, and pretty villages, not to mention our beautiful beaches. Aside from this the island is also home to a lot of Artists and Photographers, I do both and belong to several Art groups as well as a local Photographic Society. I won't bore you with more about where I live, but if you want to see more of my paintings, photographs, and more about what I do then go to my website

Having mentioned my painting and photography, I will do an obvious plug for sales of my images. Well, a girl has to make a living and these days that is a little harder than it used to be. I have recently set up a Redbubble page to sell my images as cards, prints, iphone cases and ipad cases. I'm working on the T-shirts, but only have the one available at the moment. To see what I have made available so far head over to my Redbubble page I will be adding items all the time and if you have a commission then please get in touch. I may not agree to do what you want, but it never hurts to ask. I should also mention that my Husband has a page on Redbubble too, he doesn't have as many images up as me, but please also look at his page

My other main interest is knitting and I admit to being a compulsive knitter. To feed this compulsion I do home knitting for a local Alpaca farm, West Wight Alpacas. To see more about them go to their website, They attend several shows on the island and on the mainland, although these tend to be showing the Alpacas rather than having a stand with Alpaca products.

So, what am I going to blog about? Well, life the universe and everything really. I won't be blogging about any Film or TV work that is ongoing, so don't expect any of that. If I am working on location, for instance in 2010 I spent five months in South Africa working on a TV series, then I will blog about living where I am and what I get up to out of hours. But, I won't mention who I'm working with, or the exact location, only the approximate area. So that's it really. I will just say that you mustn't expect a regular weekly or daily blog, I don't usually have the time and besides, I'm just not built that way. I will try to update this blog reasonably frequently, but there may be times when I don't.

Until next time, have fun and enjoy life.

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