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Hello from Sunday night

Oh my goodness life is flying by here in OXON. Robert and I were just saying that we really haven’t had a day off since I got here late June, so we took all Sunday off and did very little apart from sleeping in,…

July 27, 2015
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The king’s kitchens and my birthday supper

At RBG Kew, one of the most charming areas for me are the King’s kitchens and the kitchen’s garden. On the second floor is a small room with chairs and some lovely reproduction books and menus from King George’s era. One book I was…

July 14, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Hi everybody! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend all across the old globe. I’ve had the best luck today at the car boot sale. I set off from home and it immediately started to rain. By the time I got to the boot…

July 5, 2015
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Our little girls are here

There are some lovely new toys round here. Among them are two frog princes and two beautiful porcelain dolls, (one with red hair), sitting, waiting to be discovered, because Kerstie is bringing our little girls, (one with red hair) down for a few days.…

June 25, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Happy midsummer eve everyone. Isn’t it wonderful? I believe most children are out of school now and we’re full steam ahead into that tall meadow, firefly evening magic that is summer. With summer comes summer’s bounty, and we made a little trip out to…

June 21, 2015
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Drawing Challenge: Youth (part one)

I’ve been so very busy painting up a storm for my art in the garden show, that I really didn’t have much time for my beloved drawing challenge, and, Ariane called such a good DC this week, that I really wanted to join in.…

May 30, 2015
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Hello from Sunday night

Hello everyone. I hope you’ve had as lovely a weekend as I’ve had and are ready for a wonderful new week. I’ve spent the weekend at my daughter’s home 500 Km away from Vancouver in the interior of BC. It was spectacularly warm and…

May 25, 2015
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Drawing challenge: The Trickster

So here’s a little oracle to inspire you. It’s a little magical, but it’s just outside our mundane world of practicalities. You know you can almost see it, almost touch it as you go about your life, but you always sense its presence, and,…

May 15, 2015
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A seed of Mischief … a handmade sketchbook

Yesterday I said to Chloe that I wanted to get a new sketchbook to take with me to visit Nick and Joyce Bantock this weekend. I told C that it has to be a Goldilocks sketchbook…you know…not too hot, not too cold, just right.…

May 14, 2015