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Deep Time

Deep Time

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Wonderful carpet of yellow outside the back door today. A ginkgo leaf carpet. Grace and Mark are loving it too…. Decided to blog a leaf today. Question: Can you draw on a leaf? Answer: Yes. So here’s a simple step by step, drawing on a ginkgo leaf, an old, dried ginkgo leaf… Pick a leaf, any leaf. Look carefully at it. Study it. Do you see the landsape within its veins? Do you see…

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It’s Wheelie Exciting!

It’s Wheelie Exciting!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. It’s pottery this afternoon, so I’ve been obsessing about what to do. Christmas is looming, want to make gifts – so I’m going on the wheel today. It’s by far the fastest way forward. And now I’ve learned how to use a bat as well, my olive dishes have turned into salad bowls! Well, let’s say cereal bowls… look? See these little diddy ones? So that was pretty exciting, even to get to that…

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Just walk away!

Just walk away!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog from the heart, right? On my way out the door to pottery, and then off to Peterborough, to be there early doors tomorrow for the 8am Pergamano show. Do you ever start a piece of artwork, and it just isn’t coming together? Of course you do! It is the lament of the crafter! Well, it was my turn yesterday. I was working on a demo for tomorrow, and it was just rubbish….

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Mad as a Hatter…

Mad as a Hatter…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Apologies for the late post. It will take a couple of days to get back on the early train again! The NEC certainly knocks the stuffing out of ya! On the way to work through Edenbridge today, we were waiting at the lights, and look what was set up on the side of the road to the left! How cool is that?!? So I whipped out my phone, as you do, and took a…

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There’s no place like home…

There’s no place like home…

Hi there. A quick hi and bye from me this evening. Just got in from the NEC. Long day, but pleasant day. Met a lot of lovely peeps again. Our lads drove up from Kent, to help break the stand down quickly and efficiently this evening; Dave had planned ahead this year, got the van into pole position in the loading bay – and we were out withing 2 hours. Teamwork makes the dream work once again. All in all,…

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2 down – 2 to go!

2 down – 2 to go!

Hi there! Greetings from the NEC. Bumped into a few friends, as you can see. A right old motley crew!!!! Busy, bustling day on the Clarity Stand. While Paul pedals away at one end, showing off the Groovi system, I’m ploughing my way through the new bauble stamps, even did some shrink plastic with the heat-gun. Great fun!!! Time to go out for a nice meal. There’s a great restaurant in Meridan called The Barn. Great food. Nice ambience….Taking Norma…

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What a result! 19-7!!!

What a result! 19-7!!!

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Did you watch the rugby this morning? What a game! You had to see the English team come out of the starting blocks. It was unbelievable. They were 7 points up on New Zealand 90 seconds in! I was jumping round the living room like a nutter! Did my throat in screaming at the telly, too! What a work out! Made all the sweeter by the fact that our Mark was in the stadium…

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It works. It really does.

It works. It really does.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Woke up with a washing machine head this morning – a real spin cycle. Don’t ask me why. I guess it just happens when there are a few uncertainties, a few changes. (Maybe it’s Pottery withdrawal?! Half term!) But TV prep was the order of the day, regardless of the scatterbrain. The show must go on, right?! And there was no way I could blog with that head on me! So I settled down…

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Dash about.

Dash about.

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Bit of a runaround today. Correction. Lot of a runaround today. Dashing here, dashing there. Playing catch up because I took a couple of days off. Trying to cram a full day into a morning, because I want to get to my pottery class in the afternoon. Get there an hour late late. Pottery was fun though. Lace in porcelain. How fab is that?! Dash back home and crack on with what got left…

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A Night to remember…

A Night to remember…

Hi there! Thanks for popping in! I can spill the beans now! Mum’s birthday surprise yesterday was a wonderful, posh meal on a very lovely pullman carriage. They had no idea. It was tipping down when we set off, cats n dogs as they say, and I know my parents were wondering who on earth would venture out in flood warning weather! But I’d paid a pretty penny for this little soirée – and we were doing it! Their faces…

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