Episode 11 – India, Knit For Peace

A podcast for people who love knitting, Dorset Buttons, creativity & Scotland, especially the Highlands & Islands. Welcome to the 11th episode of my podcast – India, Knit For Peace Thank you for listening again or welcome if you are a first time listener. My schedule has got a little awry with one thing and another – […]

Podcast Episode 10 – Looking Back – Planning Ahead

A podcast for people who love knitting, Dorset Buttons, creativity & Scotland, especially the Highlands & Islands. Welcome to the 10th episode of my podcast – Looking Back – Planning Ahead Thank you for listening again or welcome if you are a first time listener. February 2017 saw the launch of the TJFrog podcast just a week […]

Delving into the Delights of Dorset Buttony!

Blog post by Geraint Ashton Jones. When your hubby is a photographer & you task him to photograph some Dorset Buttons instead of his usual subject matter of landscape, wildlife or rugby players! Click here to see more images & read the blog post.

Black Isle Show

I mentioned on Episode 6 of TJFrog Podcast I’d pop up some more photos from the Black Isle Show 2017.  A few highlights for me. Onions!  I always love the ‘competition tent.’  I’m amazed at the work people put in & the consistency & size they achieve in the veg section. Quite a show off! […]

EYF 2017

EYF 2017, my third time as a vendor & the most elated exhaustion I’ve experienced post show!  The run up to EYF 2017, alongside my usual preps for my Dorset Button stand & running Dorset Button workshops, saw my TJFrogWool delivered 2 ½ weeks before, my Dorset Button fabric bags picked up on the day […]

Exciting Times Ahead!

TJFrog is now over 2 years old & so much has happened in that time both for the business & on a personal level.  During this time a couple of TJFrog projects got put on the slow, or even the back burner while many miles were clocked up between Skye & the South Coast of England.  The […]

The last months of 2016

December arrived with the weather officially warmer on Skye than where I use to live in the South of England and here at the end of December that is still the case! With only a couple of icy days and Storm Barbara & Conor to contend with, on the whole, we have had a mild […]

Autumn 2016

There is no denying when I wake up & see a sunrise like this it adds an additional sense of wellbeing to me & injects some energy to my day. Having said that the grey, misty, cloudy, wet days, also have their own beauty, producing a monochrome landscape.  According to the Met Office, for the North of […]

April Weather

Saturday morning started off like this . . . . . . and by the afternoon it looked like this. Snow settling on the ground is a rare sight for us with being so close to the sea.  So I felt drawn to watching the snow showers on and off throughout the morning!  In the winter […]

Sun, Snow, Sheep – Skye

Plentiful sunshine today, blue skies & snow topping the very peaks of the mountains to showcase the Skye landscape. After the winter storms we’ve had calmer weather in recent days, with the weather reaching a peak today. The Skye Bridge looking across to the mountain ranges of Skye. Blaven – Blà Bheinn on the Elgol road. […]

On The Turn . . .

One of the things I’ve found living on Skye is how distinct the seasons are, whether they be accentuated by the vast and plentiful array of flora or the varying weather conditions.  Today was one of those days where it would have been all too easy to stay indoors and keep cosy and warm rather than […]

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015 – my first big show as an exhibitor!  Huge thanks to Mica & Jo, the organisers, for giving me the opportunity as a newbie vendor.  I had an incredible weekend – exhilarating, exhausting and inspiring all rolled into one.

Winter Walk – Armadale Hill

Since the New Year, 100+mph winds, horizontal hail coming off the sea, thunder & lightning storms, snow and various weather elements all in one day have continued to batter us.  In one of the few breaks we have had in the weather we took our first hike up Armadale Hill.  The footpath from the Armadale road just up […]