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Autumn Min.

I am delighted to say that this time next week, I’ll be at Miniatura.  After all the sadness of the last few weeks we all could do with something as uplifting as Autumn Miniatura.  I have never failed, whether as … Continue reading

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The new normal.

When something as momentous as the death of a woman known all over the planet, just as ‘The Queen’, happens we can be shocked and disoriented for quite some time. Like most of the rest of the nation, I was … Continue reading

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More thoughts about the Queen.

Like me, perhaps you cannot stop thinking about our late Queen, Elizabeth the Second. It may be only now that we have lost her that we can see, in retrospect, just how singular she was. The First Queen Elizabeth was … Continue reading

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The Queen who had to be seen to be believed.

I have filed this post under the category of ‘About artists’ because no artist ever designed their entire life of public service with as much attention to detail as the Queen. She herself said she had to be seen to … Continue reading

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Sundries. With Cornflakes.

This is a bit of a catch up before I immerse myself in dolls. First to news of SMIL, who, for new readers, is my Step-mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer’s.  She has only been living in a care home for just … Continue reading

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Autumn Miniatura.

It is only a month to Autumn Miniatura.  If you are a new miniaturist, drawn into the hobby by television programmes, Miniatura is the place to be.  The television programmes feature amateur miniaturists making twelfth scale miniatures by a variety … Continue reading

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Bedding.

Absolutely not in the Shakespearian sense, though at the time bundling was very popular.  The courting couple, dressed in every garment they had, were put in bed together, sometimes with a plank of wood between them and then further bundled … Continue reading

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Nurses.

Eight days in hospital is a long time to watch.  There’s not a lot else you can do if you’re not up to reading but hooked up to bottles and drip stands. I had pipes up my nose and everywhere … Continue reading

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How now.

I am writing in a very self-obsessed way following enquiries as to how I am. What a very lengthy performance.  It is three weeks today since the surgery.  I can walk a few steps before I need to sit down. … Continue reading

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Gutted

I actually have been.  I am now missing 8 inches of small bowel and several pounds of scar tissue, which has been dissolved. All this happened on the 9th, this is the 24th and the first time I am strong … Continue reading

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