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Lil and Daise and football

Lil (with hat) and Daise celebrating Lil's 90th Birthday in 1983 It’s Saturday evening, June 1st and for those of you out there who are football fans, you know the significance the date. Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are in Madrid playing in the Champions League final. So what has this to do with Lil and... Continue Reading →

Citydog and me

For the last 3 weeks this country girl has been living in the city, house and dog sitting for friends of mine.  Yes, the same ones that have the house in France. And living with citydog has been quite an adventure. I had a dog for many years.  A Golden Retiever called Phoebe who was... Continue Reading →

Random Access Memory

I have created in one form or other for as long as I can remember and my home is home to many pieces of my artwork, they are part of who I am. I love to work in different mediums and love variey which makes for a difficult response to the question of "what do... Continue Reading →

Lumps and Bumps and a Hidden Fort

It was a Sunday in late February and I was staying with my daughter and partner who live in Devon. My son had joined us for a couple of days and so, each of us with different requirements, we set off to explore Brean Down, a limestone promontory and continuation of the Mendip Hills on... Continue Reading →

‘Stuff’

Hey!  Me again.  I know I don't post on here often enough but I plan on that changing over the next few weeks. An update.  My house is on the market for rent.  But as yet I've had no takers.  I'm blaming Brexit here for the flat housing market (and much more) but don't get... Continue Reading →

Me and the cats.

Following on from 'me and the tortoise'... So here I am, it's January, a full eight months after I quit my job.  A new year and time for some new adventures.  Comfort zone?  Eeeek..... I'm ramping it up and moving out of said place again. Now, for many of you, my mini adventures may seem... Continue Reading →

I waved my wand and waved it well!

The contents of my e-Bay box continue to delight. Today I thought I would share a festive treat. Push bar to open!  This photo is not labelled.  No clues to where it was taken or who the fairy and the elf are.  We can only imagine... 1970's... A Village Hall somewhere in Britain... The Christmas... Continue Reading →

The secrets of Eel Pie Island

Eel Pie Island - what a fabulous name! Until last weekend I confess to not actually knowing anything about Eel Pie Island or of its very existence.  But Eel Pie Island is indeed a real place. Located in the middle of the River Thames at Twickenham, this small private piece of land of about 9... Continue Reading →

The hidden mystery of Audley End

Hidden in the undergrowth and trees in a corner of Audley End Park near Saffron Walden is the entrance to a brick building. Only one gabled wall, with a small sealed up doorway is visible of this partially buried structure. Anyone who happens across this would be forgiven to mistake it for a WW2 bomb... Continue Reading →

Plogging for the good of all

Thanks to the lovely people of Sweden, this new eco trend is sweeping the country clean. Plogging, the fusion of the Swedish words ‘plocka’ - pick up and ‘jogga’ - jogging, is the activity of litter-picking while jogging. Said to be founded by Erik Ahlström as an organised activity in Sweden in 2016 plogging quickly... Continue Reading →

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