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A different show.

Yesterday I went to a show that wasn’t a dolls’ house show. Have I been sitting in the sun too long without a hat on? I haven’t been sitting in the sun at all, I was indoors all day.  In … Continue reading

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Karma lite.

If my health had always or even, mostly, been good I could probably have been the leader of the free world, apart from the slight difficulty of not wanting to be the leader of the free world.  Who would?  You’d … Continue reading

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Summer is…

icumen in, time to change your wardrobe over. Is a line Shakespeare only wrote a bit of, the rest is mine. Or how about:  For lo! The winter is past, time to change your wardrobe over. It’s that there global … Continue reading

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Boxes.

Boxes have figured so largely in my life, had I known at the outset how important they were, I’d have worked for a box manufacturer or been a box manufacturer.  I need boxes. Historically boxes are ancient and important.  Mediaeval … Continue reading

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Faffing around.

Je faff.  Faffez vous? Faffing around goes hand in hand with any artistic endeavour like rain goes with football, or snacks go with TV. I have had every intention of settling down to the next show since the last show, … Continue reading

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Chuck it.

Being a creative type who constantly makes new things appear in the world has its disadvantages.  One is the amount of stuff required to make the other stuff appear.  Some of it is inescapable.  If you are going to make … Continue reading

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Rainy days.

I am usually a very cheerful person. Not today. I shuffled round the supermarket like the third wet weekend in a row, which, to be fair, we have had.  I didn’t look up at the sky wondering how much more … Continue reading

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Cramming.

I’m having a few days off from miniatures and the next Miniatura, which will be the 100th. At the end of the five years of caring for my mother, after I had had the cancer surgery, I promised myself that, … Continue reading

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For the 100th.

Preparations are underway for the 100th Miniatura.  If you have not already done so, take yourself to www.miniatura.co.uk go to the next show, how to get there and scroll down until you find a place to enter your email address, … Continue reading

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The 99th Miniatura.

I have been exhibiting at Miniatura for over thirty years and, as I started writing for magazines very soon after I began exhibiting, I’ve been reporting Miniatura for nearly thirty years. I have interviewed artisans, I have reported on what … Continue reading

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