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Comfort food

In these strange and uncertain times, I’ve been indulging a penchant for some traditional comfort food. Some of these weren’t necessarily favourites in childhood, when the exotic was more appealing than the everyday, but now have a nostalgic appeal. The … 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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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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Back to Westeros…

Just a bit of phoneography fun – and Game of Thrones is back!

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Insomnia…

…a mobile phone and Snapseed.

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A Tale of Two Jugs

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Originally posted on Random Treasure:
It’s been quiet on the blog front in recent weeks. Preoccupied with the summer holidays and a whole bunch of other highly pleasurable activities, I just haven’t had time or inclination to settle down to…

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Piroska Horváth [Austria]

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Originally posted on Droitwich Mail Art:
Piroska Horváth is a Hungarian artist who works and lives in Austria. Her art is mostly inspired by nature – her paintings bursting with colours, applied on the surface often in thick layers. Piroska sent us…

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Turkish eggs – cilbir

Having tasted this at Providores in London I had to find out how to make this ultimate comfort food! I’ve adapted it to as low-fat a version as possible in the past; today was not quite ‘go-for-broke’ but the rationing … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures and Nemesis

I passed a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours again today playing piano (albeit rather badly) to accompany a friend  who is taking up his clarinet again after quite a break. He is much more determined than I and practises beforehand … Continue reading

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