Category Archives: About artists.

The C word

I am making my Christmas cards. Last year, as you may remember, because of lockdown, I made a theatre and wrote the play to go with it, so folk could entertain themselves. This was very popular.  People who are normally … Continue reading

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Beautifully articulate, articulated beautifully.

There are never any adverts on this site, unless they are interviews with artists, or something I think you’ll enjoy.  I don’t share content generated by other people, this site is original me.  However, breaking my own rules, this link … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful, part several.

Here are the new perennial sunflowers, blooming in the place of the triffid, which is now just an envelope of seeds and compost. As you can see, unlike normal sunflowers, which are one stalk and a flower, these bear multiple … Continue reading

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Sadness.

Dear little Cleo the cat died today, 9/11. A fox got her, she was a small cat. You may say that there are bigger things to mourn today.  So there are.  Man’s inhumanity to man, in any place at any … Continue reading

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The gift of sight.

As I have been discharged by the surgeon and declared fit, I deem it time to bang on about my cataracts and the absence thereof. People who have stuff, such as working intestines, no cancer, no pain and all five … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Triffid.

I was an idiot.  (You may have worked this out.) I foolishly labelled my lush and magnificent tomato plant ‘A Triffid’. It did not like it and got its own back. The last two posts have been about the garden … Continue reading

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The tale of the triffid tomato.

Back in the spring when we were still locked down, it was permissible to take my sewing machine to another town where a shop could repair it under guarantee. The return journey was paused to visit a strange supermarket, such … Continue reading

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Lilies

As it is August, I had to go out in the rain to photograph my lilies before they go over. Even from inside the house, through the French window they are pretty good. I was quite quick with the lily … Continue reading

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Sharp

How much do you love your writing instruments? That bad hmm?  Join the club. I’ve been trying to have a clear out, it’s been going on for days.  I have huge numbers of writing instruments, despite the fact that the … Continue reading

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We’ve all gone slightly bonkers.

I am currently supporting by telephone two people caring for others with dementia.  The idea, after the dementia diaries, that I would have to engage with the effects of this destructive disease again is quite depressing. Both sufferers are depressed … Continue reading

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