Monthly Archives: July 2012

Spitfires, Hurricanes and SOE…

All three of these words evoke thoughts and ideas about WW2, and for most of us we know about these things from television ,cinema and books.  If you are interested in those terrible 6 years in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Getting Crafty behind the scenes with the BBC

At a recent get together of the group of artists to which I belong, one of our number announced that she had been selected to take part in a new BBC daytime lifestyle programme about Handmade Crafts.  What’s that! We … Continue reading

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All the Bells

All the bells in a country rung as quickly and loudly as possible for 3 minutes; Work 1197 by Martin Creed. This morning I dragged my husband out of bed and made him get on his bike – literally!  I … Continue reading

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Bit of a damp squib!

Monday the 14th July 2012 and the Olympic Torch travels through West Sussex – it is raining.  However  undeterred, husband and I drag ourselves out of bed and off the Petworth for 9.00am; actually we did run a little late … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

You can see all of these things at the Hornby Visitor Centre!  This is a strange place in the middle of an industrial estate (opposite Halfords and B&Q) tacked on to the side of the Hornby Models HQ.  It is … Continue reading

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Tracey at the Turner

So there it is, the new Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate.  Open for just over a year this purpose-built  art gallery is the largest exhibition space in the south-east outside London, and is part of the Arts Council (England) … Continue reading

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Paisley Pedaling

Out and about today on my trusty bike Dorothy, that’s her in the banner picture at the top fo the page.  Took a day trip out to Deal and Walmer Castles and rode Dorothy along the beach front between the … Continue reading

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