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Clearing.

When I was younger I resented time spent tidying up.  Any hobbyist, miniaturist or artist will tell you that all the creativity happens on the last six inches of the table.  By then, like an athlete, you’ve warmed up and … Continue reading

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Keep the faith.

As the solicitors are still dealing with my mother’s will I have been unable to sell the last effects from her rooms at the care home.  There are pictures and some furniture.  I had put them all in the little … Continue reading

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A bit of bad news.

I’ve started the year with a bit of bad news and we haven’t even got the first week over yet. I’ve got cancer. The results of the exploratory surgery came back, now I have to have an MRI scan on … Continue reading

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Happy New Ear.

Last year was the year of ThingsGoingWrongWithTheBody.  It was not much fun.  There were a lot of bodies, absolute carnage dear heart, oh yes. Well first there was my mother’s body that conked out completely on January 20th.  The surprise … Continue reading

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Christmas.

It is.  It quite definitely is. A few weeks ago I wasn’t going to bother this year.  I couldn’t think why.  At the time I still wasn’t allowed drive my car.  For four months the OH either did the shopping, … Continue reading

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aaand rest.

I have changed over the last few years. Once upon a time, prior to Miniatura I would work until the last minute and arrive at the show frazzled.  I was not alone.  Hilary Spedding, the much missed Dolls’ House Draper … Continue reading

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Washu

Yes, I am full of cold.  Is it because of the idiot young doctor who I think gave me stress fractures in my better arm?  Is it because I had been shut away so long I succumbed to everyone else’s … Continue reading

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The weakest link.

I had a disastrous meeting on Tuesday, which has taken me some time mentally to recover from.  It was my last scheduled meeting with the surgeon who put my arm together with a lot of metal in it.  But instead, … Continue reading

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A first.

Well here’s a first.  The table is covered in china painting and I’m not doing it.  It’s just sitting there.  I love china painting, it’s the reward for all the dreadful grit scrubbing. Why am I not doing it?  Well. … Continue reading

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OH! Ooh! Ow!

I did it.  I unpacked the kiln this morning, look. Two shelves full of 48th, which is only a particular number of dolls when you start to match them up and see how many left legs you have for a … Continue reading

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