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Month: May 2020

Painty Play

Painty Play

Hi there! Or should I say Hujambo! Still on a whirlwind tour of Africa here. Tomorrow, sadly, we have to return home. But we’ve had a fabulous time with SHAC-Shack tours. The tour guide wasn’t bad; her spelling was a bit ropey today. Had all the A’s but not necessarily in the right order! That said, her pronunciation was spot on! Hahaha. So just for the record, Kaa salama is correct for Stay Safe, and you say it Castle-llama. Perfect….

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Kaa Salama! Stay Safe!

Kaa Salama! Stay Safe!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Had such a fun morning in the SHAC Shack. Who knew we spoke Swahili too?!? To be continued…when? Tomorrow at 10 am of course! To continue the Africa Day Celebrations and get your creative juices flowing, let’s take a look at a few fab artsamples which I found in our Africa Box… These wonderful animal stamps have been illustrated by our good friend Mel Turner. Come complete with masks. And I drew the Maasai…

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Twas meant to be!

Twas meant to be!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hope you are safe and well? Grace just sent me a message. Here’s what she wrote: “Did you know it was AFRICA DAY yesterday?” Well, no I didn’t, did you?!? What were the chances of us flying off to Africa the very day it’s actually AFRICA DAY!!! Twas clearly meant to be!! I LOVE IT WHEN THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN!! Makes me think that there IS a plan! You see! I told you there…

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Shift happens

Shift happens

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Bank Holiday Monday? Who for? The banks are closed, 7 million furloughed people are at home anyway, many millions more work from home. So Bank Holiday Monday. Mmm. I’ve worked all day anyway, because this Monday is just like any other to me. Shift happens, doesn’t it. The goal posts move, the lines get blurred. The rules change, the focus moves in and out. Nothing stands still. Shift usually happens gradually, almost surreptitiously. We…

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Memory Lane…6 years ago…

Memory Lane…6 years ago…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I’ve been busy this morning, mapping out our next Doodle Trip. I think you will enjoy this next week. I am so looking forward to sharing with you tomorrow, if you do fancy joining me on the Doodle-SHAC-Shack bus. It’s quite a challenge, but no pain, no gain and all that… May has always been our time to travel, because it falls between shows and events. Yesterday, I went back a year, to NEW…

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New York New York

New York New York

Hi there. Hope you’re ok today? I looked back to the 23rd May 2019 this morning, just to get some perspective on today, and it threw a whole heap of emotions at me. A year ago today, we were on our way out the door to visit Gracie in New York. It was the trip when we were making a plan for her to join the Clarity Team. We had been to see Jools Holland the evening before (Paul’s Christmas…

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What a load of Cockadoodledoodle!

What a load of Cockadoodledoodle!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Friday already. Where did that week go? In fact, where have the past 9 weeks gone, since lockdown began 23rd March ?? It’s actually uncanny how quickly we humans adapt to new, changed circumstances, isn’t it? Friday’s blog a private peep, right? Well, I think that the daily doodles on Facebook Live have really opened a door into my private life! I’ve always been quite open, but our relationship – yours and mine –…

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Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. It is sweltering under the roof here in our DHAC-Shack, so I am writing really fast, and keeping it short but sweet, so I can get outtahere! The names you have come up with for our Cock n Hen are all brilliant! Paul suggested Dick n Dotty, which I like, but they are all individual, aren’t they! He’s YOUR cock! You decide !!! Hahahahaha. Anyway… Here’s a little Video to highlight Perga Glitter when…

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Acceptance

Acceptance

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Long day, warm day! All good here. Took the afternoon off, to sit in the garden with the birds, and have a good think. Wednesday’s blog from the heart, right? So how are YOU? How are YOU coping? Are you still at home? Are you still in isolation? Or have you peeped over the fence yet? Never saw this coming, did we? I always thought that if the business failed, it would be because…

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More than Words..

More than Words..

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Glorious sunny day here in the southeast of little ol’ England. If I write fast, I may even get to sit in the garden for an hour, so forgive the spelling as I whizz across the keyboard!! Tomorrow we’re back on HOCHANDA at 6pm with a lovely ODS: it’s our Poetry Plates. They are very special. Mel and I drew the frames when we went to France one year with the Design team, and…

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