About

In a nutshell – Female Pagan, animal lover, maker of shiny things and destroyer of bubble wrap.  Oh yes, and a bit of a potty mouth. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I was born with Spina Bifida and I’m a full time wheelchair user.  This has brought me moments of utter hilarity and intense frustration in equal measures and continues to do so.  I’m not a ‘disability blogger’ but some of my experiences can definitely go in the file marked ‘You couldn’t make this shit up!’ and I’ll share those moments with you from time to time.

In 2010 I graduated from Bath Spa University with a Foundation Degree in Applied Art and Design. After three years of producing work to fulfill the criteria of a third party, I decided to was time re-learn the art of being creative for the sheer fun of it.  Making jewellery is immense fun and I must confess that making pretty things rapidly lead to a slight obsession with beads…..ok, a BIG obsession.

If you’d like to visit me at ‘The Charming Stoat‘ you can see exactly what I do with all manner of shiny and colourful things.  Should you be overtaken by the urge to purchase any of these items, I won’t complain ;)

I’m a tad obsesses with Natural History and like to disappear with my binoculars and my camera when the weather permits (rain and wheelchairs are not happy bed fellows, trust me on this).

And I like Stoats. A lot.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Gaina! I love the “maker of shiny things” line. And your jewelry is beautiful! But I sadly can’t say that I’ve ever seen a real live Stoat… Apparently I need to get out more! :)
    ~Kristen

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kristen :). I’ve only ever seen a stoat once myself and it was more of a ginger and white blur as it sped across my garden….but I will always encourage people to get out and watch wildlife more :).

  2. How lovely to read your blog, Gaina! You and I have quite a lot in common – my disability is cystic fibrosis. Despite that, and a lung function around 40% of normal, I have done a lot of things and hope to carry on doing a lot more in my life. Love to read your blog and your Twitter feed too. Sarah (AlvecoteWood on Twitter).

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