May 2018

Hello dear readers! Are you watching Eurovision right now? I’m just catching bits of it on Twitter so I feel like I know what’s going on, well sort of. I mean, does anyone actually knows what’s happening on Eurovision? No? Okay, I’m not alone then.


I just wanted to bring your attention to a crowdfunding project hosted by Doncaster Central for Learning (DCLC) . I’ve touched upon DCLC numerous times in the past as I’ve helped them out with a couple of things and we’re currently collaborating on a project which is aimed at helping volunteers/potentially other folks across the Doncaster area in creating and managing an online shop. I can’t say much else as it’s still under wraps but it’s pretty exciting and I’m really happy to be part of a project whereby the locals will learning skills which they’ll put into practice.

So what’s the crowdfunding project all about then? For starters, DCLC is looking for funding so that they can roll out six new workshops and get some brand new I.T. equipment into their current building- that’s phase one of their plan. The next stage/phase they’ll be looking to remodel the existing building so that it caters for the volunteers for co-working workspaces and that they can hold workshops as well. DCLC really do so much for Doncaster and the wider area; a small pledge small or large will do wonders for them and for those who use their services. There are many different reasons why service users/volunteers go to DCLC. A place like DCLC offers refuge for those who come whilst others are looking to be empowered and learn new skills.

A quick summary of the crowdfunding project:

To engage with the community and to invite and welcome those who have worked with DCLC in the past, as well as current users, potential partners, collaborators, individuals and businesses in the community to participate. To explore the mutual interest in scoping, adapting and using the new work space for greater community benefits and to create a long lasting legacy to the community. At the launch, DCLC will present its vision and ideas of what’s on offer and welcome all expressions of interest. This is an opportunity for others to join in the journey with DCLC. We aim to follow this up with collaborative workshops, and any suggestions and contributions from all those interested will help form the bigger plan. The aims for the project launch and workshops are: • To build on relationships between groups, co-workers, co-producers and individual entrepreneurs to work together for greater social impact. • To ensure that the outcome from the event and workshops reflect DCLC’s vision.


Want to learn more about their crowdfunding project? Head over to the page here for more information about the different types of pledges. Please make sure to share the page with others and spread the word about it! Fingers crossed they smash their target!


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Wishing you all a lovely start to the week and hello sunshine- oh yes!



Hola sunshine! Isn’t this weather just simply beaut?? At last the sun is here again and I can finally start wearing dresses again and sandals (plus an excuse to eat ice cream of course!). I was ill for about four days as I either had the norovirus or gastro, and it was very unpleasant and I would never like to experience that ever again! I can still only manage small bits of food here and there, which is better than nothing as before I was ???. I think the emojis sums it up pretty well.

Anyway… This is going to be a super short post but sometimes it’s better to keep it short and sweet, right?! I have some rather exciting news to share with you all; I’m currently working with a good friend of mine, Najia from Gia London, as she wants me to help her with an illustration. I’m not going to say any more than that as it’s still going through the motions, so all will be revealed very soon when the final image is finished. Back to my old haunting-ground as I did a lot of work with them a couple of years back as I designed all the graphic elements for their website in conjunction with the web developer at the time. You can view the project here plus other promotional pieces I worked on with Gia London.

Enjoy the weather and the long Bank Holiday weekend folks!