Dandelions on the menu tomorrow…

Dandelions on the menu tomorrow…

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. The diet is changing direction here…. Did you know that you can eat dandelions? Yummy! Very good for you apparently… In traditional Chinese and Native American medicine, dandelion root is used to treat stomach and liver conditions. Herbalists believe that it can aid in the treatment of many ailments: acne, eczema, high cholesterol, heartburn, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, and even cancer. Certainly cheaper than over the counter drugs, eh?! Tomorrow at 1pm and 5pm, dandelions are on the HOCHANDA menu too! A la…

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KISS = Keep It Super Simple

KISS = Keep It Super Simple

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Have to remind myself that sometimes simple is super. Sometimes the simplest things are not only easiest, but classiest. And sometimes, when we keep it super simple, we focus just on the artwork, on the design. Here, for example. These fabulous whimsy Hare designs by Mel are complex in and of themselves. Little masterpieces just as they are, each and every one… Available individually and as a set of 4. You can’t really add…

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The Wendy House and the Owls

The Wendy House and the Owls

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Glorious day today. Found the PERFECT little place to sit and work on our owls, in readiness for the SHAC-Shack session tomorrow… Early in the morning, the sun shines in on the little Wendy House at the bottom of the garden. So I thought to myself, I thought, “right Mrs. You are going to set yourself up in that there little house for the morning, and enjoy your art. And I did. I have…

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A little Bird told me…

A little Bird told me…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been having a right old Feng Shui Session in the Shac-Shack! A wise woman suggested I move 27 things to get the flow, the good energy moving again… how about 2,700 things out the door?!? And then, when it was almost done and dusted, I ran out of steam. WIll have a fresh look at it tomorrow morning. But before I collapse in front of the box, let me post a simple project I…

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Love it when it works!!

Love it when it works!!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. My name’s Barbara and I’m a Potterholic! Just spent the whole morning at the wheel, throwing one pot after another after another after another! After so many months of no pottery, no clay, no wheel, I was convinced I’d have forgotten the skill-drill, and have to start at the very beginning. But not so! I was on a roll! And by the way, ready for some great alliteration? Smearing soap and spit on specs…

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Holland today!

Holland today!

Hi there All aboard for a quick trip to the Netherlands! Cor, I wish!! I would be off to Leiden in a heartbeat, but I just don‘t think it’s safe at this time. And anyway, I am way too busy! But do head on over to our Clarity matters blog – the lads are in full swing over there, and there’s a little competition going too. Me? I’m up to my ass (that’s actually Dutch for arse!!) in stamps and…

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Hakuna Matata!

Hakuna Matata!

Hi there. Thanks for joining me. Whistle stop tour of Africa today! Seems like absolutely ages ago since we spent a week there, doesn’t it. Head on over to the Claritymatters blog, for a guided tour… Me? Well, I decided to have a clear out in the SHAC-Shack. Looks like a bloodybomzitit! Trouble is, it always gets worse before it gets better, right? And right now, as I write, I am sitting waist high in boxes and black sacks and…

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Day Trip to New Mexico? I wish!

Day Trip to New Mexico? I wish!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just got back from a smashing day with my parents. We didn’t go far – just round Kent, Headcorn area. Very, very beautiful it is too! You really don’t have to go far anywhere in Britain to find areas of outstanding beauty, do you? We are so lucky. Remember our trip to new Mexico with the dreamcatchers and rattlesnakes? I did enjoy our week there; New Mexico is called The Land of Enchantment for…

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Day trips are cool

Day trips are cool

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Yep, although today has been a day for paying bills and catching up on personal paperwork, I’m definitely doing day trips on my week off! Tomorrow I’m off to see Mum and Dad, and we’ll be taking a run out through the Kentish countryside in the car, just so they can see something other than their back garden. A change is as good as a rest, and all that! No need to get out…

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We have a Bloggy Winner!

We have a Bloggy Winner!

Hi Thanks for popping in. A couple of things today… Firstly, we have a winner on last week’s NAME THE PAPERS Competition The Designer toppers I used, in order of appearance were: Shenandoah, Shenandoah, Shenandoah, Indian Summer, Rainbow River, Northern Lights, Waimea Falls. Thanks for joining in all those of you that did! Several of you got it absolutely correct. But there can only be one winner, and next week a £20 gift voucher, together with a Lucky Couple canvas…

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