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Round here

I can’t believe how fast the month of July has trickled thru my fingers! Where did it go? I also can’t believe that a whole month has past here at West Cottage. Sometimes I wish I could make the time stand still. Spoke to…

July 31, 2014

Messing about in boats

And the Water Rat said: “If you believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing, half so worth doing as – simply messing about in boats!” (Wind in the Willows) The phone rang. Robert asked, “Would you like to go out…

July 24, 2014

First, Nathan Ford and the most brilliant idea!

As I was rushing thru the Painters marquee to get to the first practical class I booked myself in to. I saw loads of artists busily painting away or chatting to people in the middle of their stalls filled with paintings, postcards and posters,…

July 20, 2014

Art in Action 2014 part 1

Hey you!!! It’s Art in Action time!!!! 😀 Time to discover new things, learn new techniques. Have I got your attention? Are you sitting up in anticipation now? Good, then follow me… 😀 Over the next few days we’ll peek into some of the…

July 19, 2014

A day at Aston Tirrold

Today Robert and I went to the lovely village of Aston Tirrold to help R’s sister Catherine prepare for her house move. She took us out to lunch at the local pub The Crown. Do you know English village pubs? If you do, don’t…

July 2, 2014

Summer at home tour

EDIT: Winner of the chickadee/bluetit painting is number 3 Patricia and Winner of the towhee painting is number 37 Marion It’s been an exciting few days of trying to figure out exactly what where home for the summer is. I sat in my studio…

June 20, 2014

Between work, a lunch at Burford Garden Centre

So, figuring that we can’t actually work all day, we decided to go have lunch at the Burford Garden Centre. You’d love it here. Walking into the huge, multi-layered, multi-spaced complex and hitting this wall of jasmine was just magical, and, as you come…

January 12, 2014

Shopping for prezzies for the Clover

Junk shops + vintage shops + thrift shops = Happy! Because the one thing I absolutely love doing is finding one-of-a-kind, unusual things for my children (and me). And thank goodness for my iPhone. Happy little iPhone; clandestine little photo taker. 😀 Let me…

January 5, 2014

Road trip!

Robert bought a new boot lid, (trunk lid), for his new experimental mini on Ebay.UK. So we jumped into the mini, (what else would we drive to another mini enthusiast’s?), and we drove 42 miles away to Old Stratford to pick it up. Beautiful…

December 28, 2013

A museum afternoon

The thing about our birthdays is that we’re usually always together for mine in July and 50/50 for Robert’s in November, so we make up for it when we can. Eleven am Robert said, “let’s have my birthday day at the museums today!” and…

December 21, 2013