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Sunday rest…HA!

Sundays might be meant for rest and a lie-in, HA, not us! We jumped up first thing and hooned X country to Northhamptonshire and the Santa Pod raceway to be part of the Mini in the Park. So many pretty cars! (you have to…

August 17, 2015
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A surprise lake, which we will keep a secret

Chloe and I seem to have developed a ritual of finding out of the way fabulous places, which usually contain lakes, like last year’s treasure. This trip we followed a river off the highway just for fun, then turned right at a ground hog…

May 26, 2015
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Connections, Kristen’s wonderful challenge

It’s funny sometimes how a spur of the moment though…actually, maybe it’s more accurate to say, a mind empty of thoughts, a mind in the present, how that inspires the perfect action. I knew that the challenge word for this week is connections. I…

March 15, 2014
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Hair, Nadine’s wonderful challenge

You know, I’m one of those persons who knows her art limitations. Really I do. I do but, as you probably suspect, I tend to ignore them. Last week my friend Nadine invited me to take part in a weekend drawing challenge. Just like…

March 10, 2014
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Randomness alert!

Those Valentine’s day roses were so lovely that I wanted to hang on to them past their indoor prime and so I lay them on the cafe table out in the garden where I could see them from the kitchen. There’s something so wonderfully…

February 27, 2014
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Visiting Sezincote House

Yesterday my dear friend Elaine and I went to visit a private house. This is Sezincote House, a stately English house, which was built in 1795 by Colonel John Cockerrell (grandson of Samuel Pepy’s) in a Neo-clasical, Neo-Mughal architecture. However, the interior is pure…

August 30, 2013
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Sunday whirl, such a nice mind break from life!

Wow, Brenda, I love that you took these words from street signs along your trip. And I loved playing with them. bird, bridge, unstable, wild, bend, rock, retreat, bear, lane, fallen, meadow, island The word if is a curtain in the right breeze it…

June 30, 2013
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Admiring the light

I’ve said before that I bought this house because of the light. Because of the old-glass, single-pane, broken down old drafty windows which let in such incredible light, and it’s so true. I love the way the light dawns into my bedroom in the…

May 2, 2013

It was a get out of town kind of day

Ok, this totally wasn’t my fault. It’s been a warm day, the sun was shining, and I got an email from a nursery, 50 km out of town, that they were having a May Day sale. Buy one get one free on roses! Roses!…

May 1, 2013