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More progress on the studio

Well, over 40 holes in the walls, insulation all over the place, dust sheets, white plaster footprints! Yup, about as big a mess as can be. But cozier and warmer and quieter already. Now to begin the repair work. Repairing gyprock never seems like…

October 3, 2015

How to make a huge mess! Aka: The AttiCat system.

Time for a good catch up round here, but first you probably need a lovely, calm photo because the rest of this post will be rather chaotic and over-the-top messy! So here is some sunlight and a gentle breeze coming thru my bedroom curtains.…

October 1, 2015
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Back once again, (like a renegade master)

Well then. Every time I say the words, “back once again”, those lyrics pop up in my head. I can’t help it. 😀 Back once again in Vancouver, back once again trying to get over jet lag in the fastest possible way, back once…

September 6, 2015
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Hello from…what day is it anyway?

Hello everyone. So it might be Monday morning here in Raincity, but the last few days are such a blur I’ve almost completely lost touch with the calendar. One reason for this is that I booked our return flights for two different days! Yeah!…

August 31, 2015
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Plum cake and an open fire for rainy days

There has been some manky weather round here these past couple of days and Robbie and I are trying to get as much done as possible before we have to lock down the house and garden and head to Vancouver. The weather has turned…

August 28, 2015

Today was a good day

Robert just looked at me, smiled and said, “Has it been your kind of day today?” I must admit it that it was! I got to paint all day today. That was a treat. I bought 8 beautiful old maps from ebay. They range…

August 21, 2015
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Evenings round here

It’s beginning to look a lot like high summer round here. Our English summer is the typical on the cool side summer, but at least the blackberries are ripening. I’m worried though that I might miss the majority of our garden plums because they…

August 18, 2015
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Garden and field

Everything is where it belongs. I like that. I may leave England, but pretty much everything stays the same, waits for me. So glad to be here, so happy to walk out into my garden and see my flowers. So happy to walk out…

July 3, 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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Happiness is the Bakelite phone

I’ve been out and about today. Long drive, crazy rush hour traffic, finally home, sit down, and the phone rings. Do you all get that? Last thing in the world I feel like answering is an 1-800 call asking me some impertinent questions; like…

June 19, 2015