70% & Johnnie He Not
Friday, 29 May 2020
Both Phoebe and I have been really touched by the continued support for Lost & Found during these difficult times. To have reached 70% is a real milestone. Your generosity is hugely appreciated! During these weeks of isolation I have found our ongoing - albeit distanced! - collaboration a real source of comfort and inspiration. We've both been working away, there are some treasures in store that…
Objects Tell Stories
Thursday, 5 March 2020
One of the really exciting things about researching and developing Lost & Found has been the collaborative conversations that have arisen as a result. No more so than at The Blackden Trust! The head of research and archaeology Dr. Tim Campbell-Green and I have whiled away many hours and many cups of tea enthusing about the crossover between Folk Tales motifs and 'found' ritual objects. Shoes, coins…
60 % and Stealing The Moon
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
I'm so delighted to have reached the 60% mark over the weekend, it feels like such a significant milestone. Both Phoebe and I really appreciate all your support. Please do continue to spread the word and help us bring the book into being.
I'm also delighted to share the results of a wonderful folktales workshop I did with a class of Year 3 children a couple of weeks ago. Stealing The Moon…
The Power of 3
Thursday, 16 January 2020
Any hint of January blues have been well and truly banished today - we have just hit the 300 supporters mark! Thank you so much, all of you, for your belief in the book. Phoebe and I do really appreciate it, please do keep on sharing the words and the woodcuts and help us upwards and onwards into the New Year!
300 has always been in my mind as an important milestone. 3 is a magical number -…
50% and more of Johnnie He Not
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Another month, another threshold! I am so delighted to reach the 50% as we go forth into December. Both Phoebe and myself are absolutely thrilled by your support. We wouldn't have got here without your belief in the book and you all, quite literally, spreading the word. Thanks so much.
In celebration I've released some more of the Johnnie He Not story, updated on the Exerpt link on the Project…
Hagstones, A Sparrow & 40%
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
I continue to be amazed and delighted by the support you are all showing to Phoebe and myself, thank you so much. I've been spending a couple of days field-bound at The Blackden Trust in Cheshire - the educational and creative charity that my parents founded and where the video for Lost & Found was filmed. This is where my love of Folk Tales was nurtured, it's wonderful to have reached the 40% mark…
An amazing week & more of a story to tell...
Friday, 8 November 2019
What an amazing week this has been! I'm so delighted by - and grateful for - the support that's gathering for Lost & Found. There are now twice as many of you as there were on Monday... 200 backers and 34% funded!
It's just wonderful to know that there is such a strong, supportive community out there, cheering myself and Phoebe on. Thank you for showing such faith in the book. Do please continue…
Another milestone reached & a new reward launched!
Monday, 4 November 2019
I was absolutely thrilled to reach the 100 backers milestone over the weekend. It's so encourgaing to have so many of you signed up already, thank you for all your generous support and belief in the project, it's hugely appreciated!
I also have exciting news... As a result of specific requests, we have put together a new featured reward: the Bespoke Bookclub. It's a tailormade evening, where…
Thursday, 31 October 2019
Thank you so much to all of you who have pledged so far and shown such generous support for the book. It's so exciting to have got over the 15% mark in the first week. Lovely to know that so many of you want these stories and these woodcarved worlds to make it onto the page. Do please continue to post and share and help Lost & Found become a reality.
It also feels very appropriate to have crossed…