The Early Bird…

The Early Bird…

Hi there, Welcome to the crack of dawn! The silence was deafening, and so it woke me. What a great way to start the day, with a dawn chorus of chirping and twittering, and the sun climbing up into the clear blue sky. After an energetic, fun evening of dancing and singing in the little hall here (the singing raffle was a first!) followed by a midnight cuppa and cake, I was up and at it far sooner than anticipated!…

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Far from the madding crowd

Far from the madding crowd

Hi there, Thanks for joining us on this glorious day in Wales. Fish n chips in Cardigan, some fab boutiques with Shona – bustling morning and lots of good energy. Been having a rare afternoon here, a very quiet one. Far from the madding crowd. You don’t realise how loud the traffic outside your garden is, until you sit in a garden where there is NO traffic, where there are NO cars anywhere remotely close. You don’t realise how noisy…

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Heaven on Earth.

Heaven on Earth.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Just spent a day in heaven on Earth. Aka Pembrokeshire. The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect for it – and we walked the coastal path here in West Wales with our dear friends Shona and Mike. Over 18,000 steps, lots of hill climbing and steep valleys, but it was beautiful! This really is heaven on earth here. I have never been to Wales. Can you believe it? Been all over the world,…

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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Hi there, Thanks for dropping in! I think this must be the first Easter weekend in many, many years that we’re not working, which is rather eggcellent, because Dave and I get to chillax with good friends! I guess when you work most weekends, as we do, then time out is eggstra special, innit…. The Big Egg question is: will she be able to switch off? What think you? Yes or no? Can she manage to leave those pesky gits…

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Back to my roots.

Back to my roots.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just waved goodbye to lovely Linda and Rob, so that’s it – the Parchment Retreat is officially over. All that planning, all that prep – and in a heartbeat, it’s gone again. But we did have a splendid time, and we do have some special memories. I am stepping away from Clarity for a few days. I can’t keep up, so I won’t even try! When the body says stop, I think we need…

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Too Distressed !

Too Distressed !

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Too distressed? Me? No no no! Just had a whale of a time with a load of lovely peeps at the Spa Hotel Parchy Retreat for two days. I’m as far from distressed as it gets today! So happy it all went well. Everybody seemed to have enjoyed themselves, and that’s what it’s all about for me. So what’s with the too distressed? I did a simple little Youtube using the Ranger Distress Oxides,…

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Groovi Monday – Parchment Retreat Day 1

Groovi Monday – Parchment Retreat Day 1

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just got back from a fab day at the Spa with a whole bunch of lovely ladies/friends. I think we can agree that the first day went down exceedingly well, that today’s project created by Linda was superb – and that we all learnt loads! I loved hooking up with everybody again; this is the second year, and 80% of the guests this time were here last year too. They already knew the drill,…

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A Doddle of a Doodle Step by step….

A Doddle of a Doodle Step by step….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just got back from setting the tables for the parchment retreat which commences tomorrow. Boy oh boy! There are a lot of excited ladies at the Spa this evening!! I came back here to write the newsletter and blog, and pack my little pink Pergamano bag! In the meantime, here’s a doddle of a doodle step by step for you, which I did actually present on telly this time last week. Is it me?…

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. What have you been up to? I have been spring cleaning today! Yep. I emptied out a few drawers and threw away a bunch of old lipsticks, mascaras and skin creams which smelt a bit rancid. You know the drill. We hang on to everything, don’t we? #Nevergonnauseit #slingit Then I decided to just make a bit of art…paint, inks, Gelpress – everything that was already on the table actually! Time to cook tea….

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Dress in layers…

Dress in layers…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Many thanks to Paul for covering for me whilst I stepped away from the plate for a couple of days. Back from a mini break with Dave in London. Went to see Hamilton for a second time. Yep. THAT GOOD!!! Pretty blimming brilliant actually. Expensive. Not as expensive as in New York. But worth every single penny. The power and talent oozing from that stage was absolutely staggering. When you think USpolitical, historical, hiphop…

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