Author Archives: rhbblog

Revisiting the past: ‘dame school’.

I occasionally search desultorily for some of my childhood memories in one form or another. A search for mentions of my ‘dame school’ in Bukuru, Nigeria, threw up a surprise result today, in the form of a book written by … Continue reading

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“Alas Too Idle Yet Writing a Book” – Census Gems

Originally posted on PastToPresentGenealogy:
If you think reading the census is dull, think again. It can reveal some unexpected gems. I thought I’d share a few I’ve viewed over the years – ones I’ve found, and some located by others.…

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Belated Happy New Year!

And an even more belated post. I can’t blame the art summer school (August), daughter’s wedding (end of September), various forays into printing and a flurry of bookmaking for my first ever demo (November) or even the post-election depression and … Continue reading

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Blue

Revisiting some photos I took in Lisbon aquarium earlier this year and a re-version of some blue and blurry shots (deliberately blurred this time, honest, guv!)  – intentional camera movement and longer exposures – and thought I’d give them an … Continue reading

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Happy birthday and solstice solace…

We stopped for a while today at a delightful poppy field near Kidderminster, Worcestershire. It was a delight, and I thought how my mum would have loved to see the blowzy, nodding mass of poppies in all their slghtly rain-battered … Continue reading

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Around the garden

There seems to be a seasonal colour theme going on in the garden today… Montage of a  few phone snaps. I do feel a bit guilty at robbing the poor embarrassed moai of their dignity with the pansy hats!

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You can take the girl out of Halifax…

I managed to come over all decisive today and finish off the mixed-media piece I started a few weeks ago on a course at Malvern Hills College. It was acrylic-based and also I learned how to do gelli prints and … Continue reading

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Spring on the farm

Popped in on Lower Smite Farm briefly today. The cowslip meadow is in fine fig! Enjoy…

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Zeroth Law

A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. Arthur C. Clarke. Let’s hope they take action soon…

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