Category Archives: Brighton – out and about

The Traditional Village Fair in Rottingdean

Luckily a sunny day and an event intent on lifting spirits and raising money for lots of local charities. This is the kind of fair I remember as a child in London in the late 40s.       Where else, … Continue reading

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Poetry for the book ‘Paul Smith by Rottingdean Bazaar’.

  I had an amazing stroke of luck a few weeks ago when James and Luke from Rottingdean Bazaar popped into the Open Art Cafe in Rottingdean and discovered the poems on display written by members of the Pop in … Continue reading

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A garden full of roses. News of a new poetry course and other cheerful chatter.

     A new course at The Poetry school with Tim Dooley and Tamar Yoseloff is an absolute winner! Called The Urban Pastoral it is essentially a reading course but with options to write too  if desired. Tim and Tamar take … Continue reading

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Nearly time to get back into the garden!

              Such beautiful colours and textures. At the risk of repeating myself I love growing veg. in buckets because they can be moved around to chase the sun.             … Continue reading

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Hooray! A blue plaque for Bob Pelham in Marlborough

The unveiling and celebration is on 28th of February in Marlborough,  where Bob Pelham created Wonky Toys and later Pelham Puppets. The plaque is  a big achievement for David Leech  who instigated the idea and the council for their generous support … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions…Oh No!

Made a list of last year’s successes instead: Stayed alive! More or less kept up with promises to family and friends. Managed to keep my blog going after ten years seemed a pity to  abandon it Made a show with … Continue reading

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Finding the printing press – puppets – poetry – presents

Well we’ve eaten all the mince pies! The Adana I uncovered the Adana press and a long lost box of printing blocks just before Christmas, as one does when one is looking for last years wrapping paper! The blocks looked intriguing … Continue reading

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