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Sculpting and mould making with paper clay. 1

I’ve been sculpting some small animals and a doll in paper clay.  I thought you might like to have a go too.  When I began doll making over thirty years ago (I know – where does the time go?) it … Continue reading

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Wad some po’or…….

The incomparable Mr Burns did remark that it would be interesting if we could see ourselves as others see us. It would, and, also, quite alarming. This morning, being Friday, is recycling day at the edge of the pavement.  Round … Continue reading

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Read all about it.

I wish I could say I’d planned my life and then carried out the plan.  This is one mode of operation that life coaches are awfully keen on, though the minute anyone says ‘life coach’ I immediately wonder why they … Continue reading

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The gift.

I distinctly recall, when I was three years old deciding that I would never give my mother the satisfaction of seeing me cry.  I never did and now my emotions are locked down tighter than a ship of nuns in … Continue reading

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Up, up and away!

The OH discovered a video on social meja of a young lady, probably about 19 or 20, expressing her frustration. ‘Nobody understands!’  she wailed, stamping around what looked like the kitchen, ‘I neeeed to go clubbing!’ Quite so.  My heart, … Continue reading

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Snow day.

It is snowing. If you live in bits of Canada, quite a lot of Sweden, the polar research lab in Antarctica, this is probably not very earth shattering news. In the West Midlands of the UK, an extremely temperate zone, … Continue reading

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Lurve and that.

The festival of St Valentine almost certainly had nothing at all to do with love.  It is a late adaptation of the pagan festival of Lupercalia in which half-clad, quarter-clad or not clad at all young men ran round Rome … Continue reading

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Recipes for difficult relatives.

Here we are in February, March is next (all the news, here, first.) For some of us this means that we have been shut indoors for a year with our relatives.  How enchantingly easy has that been?  The joy of … Continue reading

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Flouting authority.

Me. I want to. This feeling has been growing for some time. I am normally a very well-behaved citizen.  As a child I was the one picking items up off the floor in the shop and putting them on the … Continue reading

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The mirroring of days.

I opened my eyes and may have heard a slight bang outside.  Perhaps it was a car going over a speed bump, mayhap a front door banging, to me there was total comparability to the bin men hurling stuff around. … Continue reading

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