Spit and polish!

Have you noticed that when you clean your car, it drives better. What is this, a lightening of guilt, good feelings of a job well done? Maybe its the car that got euphoric; after all it is ‘alive’. Every part of the vehicle is there because of the thought, intent, sweat and hard work of […] Continue reading

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Such an old lady!

An apple dolly lady, who has been on our kitchen windowsill for 19 years. Once upon a time she had a chair; that disintegrated, a bit of knitting; which vanished one day, and her pretty clothes have been rotted out by the sunlight. When we left our other house, I took a King Apple and […] Continue reading

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Up and over!

Everyone has seen those tiny girl gymnasts doing back and front flips along a ridiculously skinny bar, too many feet off the floor for my liking. In the far gone days, when cars were made of thick metal with the same again in layers of paint; when they weighed a ton or two, had tyres […] Continue reading

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Ewerhythmics!!!!

Step to the right, spin on your heel, Swing to the left, get ready to peel, Hold the line steady, keep it quite tight, Get into the groove and do it all night! Add in a shake and a shimmy or two, Lay down a tap with your pretty pink shoe, Stomp on the boards […] Continue reading

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China Posies

I wonder how many millions of these amazing little ceramic posies were made? There is an extraordinary amount of work involved, from getting the finest of clay, the rolling of it out and the cutting of all the leaves and petals of flowers, the putting of them together, the glazing of them and then the […] Continue reading

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Ferret Bucket

At the back of the farmyard, tucked in against an old piece of equipment, was an upside down bucket. It had always been there as far as I could remember, and Grandpa always said that there was a ferret inside it and on NOoooooo account was I to look under to find out for sure. […] Continue reading

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Mystic Morning

Learning to use Inspire Pro app painting programme of the iPad. It is the freest of all the art apps I’ve discovered. Six year old grandchild figured out the basic moves in 20 minutes, but there is an infinity of art possibility in front of him.

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Rose beauty

When I used to work in the gardens round about, I’d end up with cuttings of this and that, and would generally give them a second chance by planting them in my own yard. This beautiful rose flourished furiously; it produces, each year, a profusion of big flowers that have a riotous short season. Can […] Continue reading

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Black and White

Is anything ever this black and white? The potential for it to be so is certainly there, but I don’t think people particularly care for black and whiteness. It’s so take it or leave it; doesn’t leave any room for give and take, or waffling, which is a favourite pastime. Heaven forbid that we should […] Continue reading

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