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Hope

Hope

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Up with the sky lark this morning. Restless night. So much to consider, to do, to think about. Our Queen’s death has had such a profound impact on so many, including myself. Speaking personally, I’ve never been one for crowds, even less so since COVID, so although we live very close to London, I choose to pay my respects to her good self and her family from a distance. Needed to get out of…

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One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

Hi there Thanks for popping in. There’s never been a better day for getting a gratitude list going here! That’s a fact! When things are just piling in and nothing seems to be going to plan, then it’s time to stop, put the kettle on, find a piece of paper and a pen – and take the time to say thank you to the universe for everything that is GOOD in life. And boy do I have lots to be…

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Long Live The Queen – in our Hearts

Long Live The Queen – in our Hearts

Hello there. Grace and Barb here. I hope this finds you safe and well. What a sad time it is. The Royal family has lost a cherished Mum, a Grandma and the Head of their family. We’ve lost our beautiful Queen, the most steadfast, constant leader in the world. We felt it only right to pay tribute to our Queen. It is certainly the end of an era, and whilst we welcome King Charles, we will always have Elizabeth in…

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Priority shift

Priority shift

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Apologies for cancelling the SHAC this morning; Dad is poorly again, so my attention and focus is with family right now. He’s a fighter, true grit, and I’m sure he’ll come through this, but there is so much going on at work too, that I had to claw back a few hours, and the SHAC does take up 2 mornings a week. After the retreats, we can start again. That’ll give me a break,…

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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Hearty congratulations to the young English women who won the European Cup last night! What a game! And what a team. And to come up against the Germans, the absolute leaders! It was such a tight game! The teams were so evenly matched – it really could have gone either way. But for the first time since 1966, it was the English women who brought a major competition trophy home. Did you see it?…

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Plum’s the Word!

Plum’s the Word!

Hello there! Thank you so much for popping in. I made a German Plum Crumble a couple of days ago, because Dad loves it and we’re trying to help him put on a few pounds (not a problem I‘ve ever experienced!). Anyway, several of you wanted to know why I call it German crumble, so I thought I’d go back in time and dig out the step by step recipe blog I wrote out Christmas 2014! Nothing’s changed with the…

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Bye Bye Brooklyn…

Bye Bye Brooklyn…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Bye Bye Brooklyn, hello Crowborough! Back in Blighty and back to work! Getting set for the Clarity Sunday TV show today. Really enjoyed getting with my hands today, and making a plan for the 3-5pm show on Create & Craft. The week away, visiting Grace in New York, was brilliant. Busy, action packed and very interesting at so many levels! They say a change is as good as a rest, and I certainly feel…

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Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting!

Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Yep. The world is going mad, and all we can do is keep calm and carry on crafting!! Whether you make cards for Ukraine, or knit socks for the neighbours, it doesn’t matter – JUST MAKE SOMETHING! My distraction, my calm place, my serenity is in clay. Although I haven’t had much time for pottery lately – that will change again – I did manage to pinch a little trio of pots last weekend….

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A Stencil a day….

A Stencil a day….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Spent the afternoon with Tina Cox today. It was so good to catch up with her. Haven’t seen each other for years! Isn’t that crazy? Well, she’s back in the Arty Saddle for sure! We firmed up arrangements for her two TV upcoming TV shows on Saturday 21st. (2pm on CreateandCraft Extra, and 5pm on CreateandCraft main channel). She has designed a little set of brand new Groovi Parchlets for us. They are delightful!…

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All the way from London…

All the way from London…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s A family week for the Grays! First my brother Steve married lovely Sheila yesterday in Rochester. Beautiful, quiet and very private affair… Then tomorrow it’s our Dad’s 85th birthday! Here we see both Mr Grays – and all three Mrs Grays! Very cool So I made a card for Dad when I got in from work today. 85 years ago, just before the war, he was born in London. Willesden. Northwest. So I…

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