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Walk, Talk and Roast Pork

Walk, Talk and Roast Pork

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! If there is something positive to be taken from this dreadful Covid 19, it is that Sundays have become Sundays again. Today we should have been up in North Yorkshire, having held the Clarity Open Days in Leyburn yesterday, followed by a Parchment workshop today. Then 7 hours back down the motorway, ready for work again bright and early Monday morning. Whilst it would have been grand to catch up with our friends in…

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To thine own self be true

To thine own self be true

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Friday’s Blog a private peek, remember? Thought I’d dig a little deeper this afternoon, and take a closer look at those word stickers of mine. There’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. The very first saying at the very top of the first sheet is ONE DAY AT A TIME. I must say that to myself at least a dozen times a day… It’s the only way forward right now, don’t…

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Need a shave? Nah – just the shaving foam!

Need a shave? Nah – just the shaving foam!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. A few of our lovely Clarity ladies have got together this week, and are having a mini retreat at home. They were evidently playing with ye old Shaving Foam, and texted me with a couple of questions, because it wasn’t working as well as they had perhaps hoped…here’s the photo Roz sent me of Karen… hahahaahahaaaahahahaahahahahahahahaha. Good Lord!! Well, as a little tribute to our ladies, I thought I’d rummage around in my bloggy…

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Ducks in a row…

Ducks in a row…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hope you are enjoying this Bank Holiday Monday? When the building is empty it is a perfect opportunity to get some work done! Whilst Dave worked in one part of the factory, doing stuff he can’t do when the staff are in, Paul and I used the quiet space in the office to make a demo plan for the BIG Birthday Weekend on TV coming up. We’ve had a lot of help from our…

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Tidying. Good for the Head

Tidying. Good for the Head

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Been cleaning the kitchen all afternoon. Woke up with a washing machine head, anxious about nothing in particular – and everything. Sorted out my colouring pencils and got them back in order. That helped massively. Just arranging a little colour system in a tin of pencils gives me a sense of order, of control. So I ventured beyond the tin after our morning session in the SHAC-Shack with the Blue tits, and decided to…

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Friday – It’s a flowerful thing

Friday – It’s a flowerful thing

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Friday’s blog a private peek, right? A few weeks ago, when things were really getting on top of me, my darling friend Linda Williams sent me a bunch of fabulous flowers. Or should I say box? They came from London. Freddies Flowers is the name of the company. They were amazing flowers, and lasted ages! I was so impressed I decided to investigate the company…. So. Freddies Flowers is a family run business out…

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The Loyal Sunflower

The Loyal Sunflower

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Long day, up to HOCHANDA after our SHAC-Shack, for an important meeting. Then back again. So grateful that Dave drove me up there. Good man. 9 hour round trip. That’ll do! It’s the furthest we’ve been since the pandemic kicked in in March. No stopping for fuel, no stopping for a pee break or a coffee or a snack – NADA. There and back. How things have changed. To be honest, I was actually…

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The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! Hotter than yesterday here in the Southeast. To hot to move around much, except for a long walk, cool under the canopy of the greenwood trees. That was wonderful. It’s been what one could call a mini holiday actually. A combination of extreme heat and our friend Jilly’s company stopped me hopping about, working, cleaning, planning, doing bla bla bla. In fact, Wurka and Hollick didn’t get a look in today. I even had…

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Heat stops play today

Heat stops play today

Hi there, Too hot to play in the SHAC-Shack under the roof here today! We kept going at work all afternoon, but it was over 37ºC. That’s nearly 100º Fahrenheit! Is it a record? Is it an all time hottest day in UK history? Who cares. It was too hot to tango for this old bird… So I shall go sit in the shade with Dave and Jilly, who’s hanging out with us this weekend. Maybe we’ll go for a…

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There’s a lid to every pot….

There’s a lid to every pot….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Wednesday = POTTERY for me. It’s certainly a highlight ! It was before the world got turned on its head – and it certainly is now! Today I was finishing. Sanding, priming, adding slip in readiness for some sgraffito (scratching a pattern into the slip). I had coiled a cookie jar, but it needed a lid. So I made one… All ready to go in the kiln for the first firing. I had also…

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