Category Archives: About artists.

Back to being me.

It is possible to forget a lot in seven years, especially if, during those years, you have been a carer, lost a fortune, broken both arms, had cancer, surgery, builders, hospital stays and more surgery. My life is one long … Continue reading

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Raining and pouring.

Here’s a sight you haven’t seen, I think, for about seven years. Yes it’s my dining room table. Or, more specifically, my dining room table where it looks as if it has been raining doll parts. I meant to be … Continue reading

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A step back.

A brief posting all about me, me, me, for which I apologise.  I’ve had a bit of a setback health wise, which needs recovering from. I have started putting the library out on the drive again on fine days.  Our … 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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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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