Tag Archives: Creativity

My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.

        An unexpected  email arrived from  journalist and poet Lavinia Collodel, an art historian living in Rome. She was writing about green spaces for an Italian magazine and included Postman’s Park in London. Apparently she had discovered … Continue reading

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Pure escapism painting, photography, singing and puppets.

Recently life has been difficult all round, so sometimes just gather things together to cheer myself along. –   – I love taking pictures, but painting is soothing and a good kitchen table activity! Paint and paper is inexpensive so … Continue reading

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Welcoming the New Year

Sometimes the unexpected happens even flowers can bloom where they want to. – – I have been writing this blog for nearly ten years. It keeps my creative spirit going and ensures I still take photographs of my garden, allotment … Continue reading

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Pictures from highlights in 2017

Checking my  blog the stats tell me the script for Cinderella, a  pantomime in five minutes, gets the most hits on a  daily basis worldwide!  My old aunty’s chestnut soup recipe (1920) usually comes a close second. Visits to local landmarks are … Continue reading

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Burning the clocks in Brighton

Little bit late in posting but then as Burning the Clocks is an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas maybe its even more appropriate.    The winter solstice is on December 21 and is the “shortest” day of … Continue reading

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Cheering myself along on a dull Sunday – 2

Finished a short course with Debbie Mallard last week.       Here is some of the students work in progress. –  I loved the ease of it all and the interesting friendly fellow students. I can understand families gathering together in … Continue reading

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Oh the joys of Ireland – Niall Williams – The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis

     Another adventure to Ireland with my friend Maggie. Maggie has strong associations with Ireland so these trips include plenty of detours, visiting an artist friend, walking in woodland, popping into a castle or two! This time it was … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts and Workshops at Ming

Feels very much the end of season now the last Bank Holiday before Christmas has been and gone!  But then there have been a few unexpected pleasures…here’s one!             Claire Harrison running and inspiring a watercolour workshop … Continue reading

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Poet in residence in Earls Court Square!

Oh that’s me! One of the poets taking part in the Open Garden Squares Weekend 17th and 18th June with many thanks to The Poetry school for such a unique opportunity.                         … Continue reading

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Teresa Winchester’s Open House!

     This is Teresa Winchester’s Open House in Preston Park. The private view was packed as usual with l lovely art work and other goodies.        Especially liked the very original hand made moving models in wood (I … Continue reading

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