I'm not quite sure why I chose the word 'peppercorn' but it just happened!
I scribbled a bit on bits of paper
thought "ugh! my handwriting is painfully bad." and soldiered on, to finally choose this
still quite shaky, but with the thought I'd have to get my head (and mouse) round beziers I soldiered on.
In the end and after much useless cursing at the screen (computers don't empathise sadly) I ended up with this and given is only my third time using Illustrator I'm ok with it ;P
Oh! and these are the blasted beziers! I'm sure they can be improved upon, but at the moment they seem mighty fine to me. Cheerio!