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No Time to waste.

No time to waste. If I’m sounding like the White Rabbit, it’s because I have no time to waste. It’s the last room tomorrow. Finally after a year and a quarter of house makeover, I’m on to the final room.  … Continue reading

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Sawdust

Are you an Autumn enthusiast? I am in a qualified sort of way.  It might be something to do with getting older but I do see Autumn as a sort of death of nature. The cannas are doing a last … Continue reading

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Nikki’s (very small) miniatures.

Middle age, I often think, is a bit like jam.  There you are sandwiched in between your elders and your children, trying to care for both in some very sticky situations. Nikki compensates by miniaturising and is firmly of the … Continue reading

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Sylvia’s room.

I am aware that regular readers here are usually creative people. If you suspect that further time spent at home could be looming in the future, you may appreciate creative inspiration from other readers. Sylvia makes lots of room boxes … Continue reading

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Going up the walls.

I have finished going up the walls.  It took a couple of weeks because I had to have enforced breaks when my metal arm seized up. I don’t suppose Michelangelo had the same problem. (If you have low self esteem … Continue reading

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A happy week.

Last weekend should have been Miniatura, which is always a happy week.  It lifts me, cheers me, gets me out among those I regard as blessed, being the folk who miniaturise the world and all their troubles.  But it did … Continue reading

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A poem.

In the course of the tidying up, which, as courses go, has lasted a year, I discovered a poem I wrote on the back of an envelope, the inside and three sheets of telephone message paper.   I remember writing it … Continue reading

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Fame at last.

The long birthday card got on television! It was on Hochanda’s birthday round-up show at 5 o’clock on September 2nd.  You can see it by going to www.Hochanda.com clicking on Rewind, then, on the next screen, on recent, then scrolling … Continue reading

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The long happy birthday.

I do enjoy a shopping channel, most of all a craft shopping channel.  What a good invention! I am currently enjoying Hochanda, which stands for Home Of Crafts Hobbies and Arts.  It announced its fifth birthday and a competition to … Continue reading

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Isobel’s lockdown house.

Many readers may, like me, have conceived the laudable ambition to fill the endless hours of lockdown stretching before us with a dolls’ house, emerging at the other end with an actual achievement. Isobel Ridley managed it, using only materials … Continue reading

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