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On the Buses..

On the Buses..

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Late again, but what a great day we’ve had! On the buses!! At 8.30am we stepped out of our house. At 8.32am – bang on time – the bus to Churchill Square, Brighton came along. “2 returns to Brighton please,” says I. Driver: “How about a family day out for £10, and you can use all the buses in Brighton all day too?” Barrrrgin!!!!! Ten quid?? 5 squids each?? A one and a half…

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One Day at a time

One Day at a time

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Late again! The days just seem to fly by at the moment. Is it me, or does time speed up as you get older? But inbetween skipping from one job to the other, this afternoon I took the time to sit in the garden and soak up a little sunshine – and it was lovely. Simply lovely. There’s nothing like a cup of tea and a five minute pause for thought in the garden……

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Hi there Thanks for popping in. Apologies for the late post; been out for dinner with friends. Pottery has started again, and this term I am experimenting with glazes and trying to improve my skillset. Last term, I was disappointed with my last batch of tiles. So this term, I decided to make just one – and log every single step: the thickness of the clay, the size of the tile, the hardness of the tile before applying the design….

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Aha! An Idea!

Aha! An Idea!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog from the heart, right? So let me tell you what’s going on at this end…I’ve been drawing! During the retreats, we were using 3-way overlay stamps, and somebody suggested we ought to have some Christmas 3-way overlays, because you can create such cool art so quickly! And Christmas is the one occasion where you really do make more than one card! So as with most things, I have to park them until…

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Twas Grace!

Twas Grace!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. All excited and chuffed here. Today’s Youtube featuring Twas the Night Groovi Art by our splendid Groovi Design team, has been narrated by our daughter Grace. Just listen to this – Many of you know that Grace has built a successful voiceover career over the past few years in New York, so she was the obvious choice for reading this lovely Christmas adaptation of the Christmas verses by Clement Clarke Moore! But did you…

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Keep it – Sling it.

Keep it – Sling it.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Must tell you about today. It’s been interesting, very interesting. I had a real keep it-sling it morning.  You know the one. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, look out!!! We’ve had way too much work on to think about the home for months now, and slowly the piles of STUFF have been doing what they do best: piling up. Each room has slowly been getting more and more cluttered with STUFF. And…

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Meet Double-Dave!!

Meet Double-Dave!!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Been going like the clappers here on my own today. Catching up with this month’s New Design Club and working on something new… But Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Remember CharlieFarlie the rattlesnake, who was camping outside our back door in New Mexico this summer? Well, as if he wasn’t enough to give you the heebie jeebies, what about his uncle Double-Dave, who turned up in New Jersey this week ?!?! Now I…

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Who did this work?

Who did this work?

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Been sat staring at the partition wall for the last half hour. You know, that glassy eyed stare, when Old man Time is telling you to call it a day… But then I refocussed, and looked at what was actually in front of me… So I took the time to kiss the photo, as you do, then checked to see who had made the crossword (clever Lynne Lee), and finally, read the wonderful poem….

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Reality check.

Reality check.

Hi there!Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog is from the heart, right? So here goes…. I was dashing past the large windows of Waitrose in Crowborough this evening, and I just happened to see a woman trying to feed a very disabled young man in the restaurant. He was agitated and she was struggling. Boom. In that split moment, my world was right-sized again. All the inane, self-serving politicking about Brexit deal or no deal faded away, all the day’s…

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It’s all about perspective.

It’s all about perspective.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Ticking lots of boxes here! Got loads of cool demos lined up. Feeling much more confident about the Hochanda TV marathon looming on the horizon. Paul is a star, and we have had a lovely day crafting together. Sounds much better than I’m worn out, been at it since 5am, still got a rake of prep to do before we can stop for the day. Back’s killing me, neck’s killing me, I’m starving hungry…

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