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The secret of life.

No rubbish, our kid, you get the good stuff here. I would like to make clear that I am not writing about the meaning of life.  That is something completely different, as explained by Monty Python.  Neither is this the … Continue reading

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Many dolls.

Over the last few weeks I have poured, fired and assembled 44 dolls.  To be exact I have assembled 44 dolls from the many more that I poured, fired, glazed, china painted and fired again. When you are making dolls … Continue reading

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Small dolls.

I am busy now assembling dolls.  I realise when I set the parameters for this blog that I don’t often put dolls in the subject matter, which is a bit odd when that is, principally, what I make. It might … Continue reading

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Little folks.

The fact that I love all the dolls’ house scales is a fairly good indicator of my complete lack of financial acumen. Dolls are very labour intensive, that is if you want to make a proper porcelain doll that you … Continue reading

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An evening off.

Yesterday the OH suggested we have an evening out watching a tribute band. I don’t normally go to watch bands.  I went to see the Beatles in the early Sixties and knew immediately that no experience could improve on that.  … Continue reading

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Like Christmas but better.

Opening a kiln is somewhat like Christmas but better. There has been a great deal of anticipation and several weeks of work.  I started mould making in the autumn.  The pouring occurred as soon as the holiday ended, with over … Continue reading

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A day off.

I’m late posting because I’ve been having a day off.  I don’t often do that, which is odd; in theory I’m retired but in practice I’m working more than ever.  I like to have a purpose or several purposes for … Continue reading

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with a capital Erk!

What have we here? Looks like a lot of something. Long term readers (hello, how is your year going so far?) will know exactly what this is. It is my dining table, which is not small and regularly seats six … Continue reading

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Win. win–win, win.,

Few events in life are good in both directions.  Researching Marie Antionette again, trips in a tumbril, really bad both ways.  Political elections bad for most, good for a few for a limited time (a week, tops.)  Flooded towns – … Continue reading

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Seriously boring.

Not me, I hope.  On further consideration that may not have been the best title ever for a blog posting. The occupation which is causing serious boredom is tidying up.  Not just the putting it all in neat piles variety … Continue reading

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