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Best Birthday pressie EVER!

Best Birthday pressie EVER!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d just pop in this evening before I sign off for a week or so. If I’m going to switch off, take a break, then I hope you understand that the blog will go quiet too. Just a week. Blogs take a lot of time to prepare and write too. I do them daily, and I do them gladly. One day at a time they are a big part of my daily routine….

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It’s a Big Wide World out there, Bro!

It’s a Big Wide World out there, Bro!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. And many thanks for your concern yesterday when I had a little blip. No idea what happened, but feeling fine now. Honestly. Have decided to take a step back for a few days – it’s time. Much as I really ought to roll my sleeves up and help with the orders, I also know when I’ve hit my limit. And I have. There are enough super efficient staff at Clarity to plough through and…

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A Crafty Friend

A Crafty Friend

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Just spent a couple of very lovely, chatty, crafty, arty hours with a dear friend on Facetime. Many of you will know Sam Crowe from oop norf. To know her is to love her. It was great to catch up with her. She’s a smashing woman. Fun and crazy. Here we see here in action at the last Open Days in Ditton… When we get talking about art and projects, we could go on…

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Stretching exercises…

Stretching exercises…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been doing a little bit of stretching here. Stretching my brain. Using my loaf more. Why? Well, waves of some kind of bleakness keep rolling in, and I thought it best to address it, change the flow. It’s not boredom. I don’t do bored. It runs deeper than that. It’s a kind of ennui. (Dictionary definition of ennui: a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.) Sitting in…

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They roamed the earth on two legs…

They roamed the earth on two legs…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Thought you might enjoy a quick update on our little – not so little – Vikings. Highly intelligent, super agile – and mad as a box of frogs. One minute, it’s chill time. Then in a split second – … this is the moment when pictures speak volumes… Yep. Ragnar is F for… FEARLESS indeed. And when he eventually fell over backwards, he did so very gracefully – didn’t even touch the tree of…

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Making a Plan…

Making a Plan…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Well, it’s certainly busy at Clarity Towers!! The Half Price Members Sale has kicked in – and yikes!!!! Just as well I took some time out on Saturday, to regroup and turn a few pots. Just 3. Nothing special. Just three pots. Three shapes. Three sizes. Paid attention to the bases this time. First one was just plain and simple. Second one I made a little foot with the trippy twirl. Third one I…

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Pause for Thought.

Pause for Thought.

Hi there Thank you for popping in. Been working alone this afternoon, prepping the 2 hours of Live TV on Hochanda on Friday. 9am and 1pm. So don’t forget all you Shackers! The ShacShac is at 10.30 on Friday. Anyway, it’s been okay, being alone with myself today. Stayed busy with art, and produced some pretty cool stuff, which is always sweet relief when it comes together quickly. Back in the day, when I first started doing Live TV shows,…

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Dad’s got a new woman in his Life!

Dad’s got a new woman in his Life!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Went over to my parents first thing this morning with the first big food delivery for them in weeks. It was great to sit and talk with them. Haven’t seen them since before Christmas, what with the new Covid strain, the scare at work and and and …. But both Mum and Dad have had both jabs now, and it’s been nearly 3 weeks since the second one. Also, their fridge was pretty empty,…

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Passionate about Pottery

Passionate about Pottery

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Kiln finally cool enough to open and inspect the latest offerings. This was a real trying things out load, a proper R&D on glazes and tiles – so I wasn’t holding my breath. All in the name of FTO. Figuring Things Out. But I have to tell you a secret. Lean in a little closer, so I don’t yell at you… I AM SOOOO CHUFFED!!!!!!!!! The tiles are flat and not pitted, which was…

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My how they’ve grown…

My how they’ve grown…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Was watching our little Vikings just now, roaming around the kitchen like Bengal tigers. On the prowl, looking for something to play with, grapple with and conquer…Boy oh boy, how they’ve grown!! They’ve also both developed personalities, so whilst I still cannot tell them apart to look at, apart from their tails, I only have to pick one up to know whether I’m holding Erik or Ragnar! Ragnar Lothbrok, contrary to popular opinion, is…

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