Browsing Tag

Oxford

Time for one last walk. The Wychwood forest.

Very close to us at West Cottage is a forest called Wychwood. It used to stretch over 180 square miles and was counted as a Royal Forest of William the Conqueror in the 1086 Doomsday book. It’s a mixed forest of pines, beech, oak,…

August 31, 2014

Friday night disaster…averted!

I have a Land Rover story to tell you, but rather than show you the gruesome happenings, I’m going to show you the lovely vintage things I bought the other day. So, I had to run into Oxford today and Robbie and I made…

August 29, 2014

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!!!! πŸ˜€ Time to discover new things, learn new techniques. Have I got your attention? Are you sitting up in anticipation now? Good, then follow me… πŸ˜€ 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. πŸ˜€ Let me…

January 5, 2014