Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ratty and Mole take a Walk on the Wild Side

As the summer draws to an end each sunny day needs to be filled with something worthwhile, and what could be more worthwhile than spending time with a friend.  So it was that I set off with my good friend … Continue reading

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“An unpretending house”

“It is an unpretending house…” that is how novelist Virgina Woolf described her new home Monk’s House in Rodmell, East Sussex.  Indeed, she was not mistaken.  When Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf bought Monk’s House at auction in 1919 … Continue reading

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How Beryl became the Paisley Peddler

How do people choose their blogging name, company name or pseudonym for any other reason?  I chose Paisley Pedlar in a flash of inspiration (or maybe not) based on an old bicycle, some work I did for a textiles designer … Continue reading

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Steam Up

It was my birthday yesterday and when husband asked what I would like to do, the only possible response was “go to the North Chapel Steam Working Steam Show”.  So that’s what we did, accompanied by elder daughter who really … Continue reading

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Mediaeval Mayhem

What better way to spend a slightly damp August Saturday than a day at the Joust! Despite the miserable weather over the past weeks, the brave Knights, Squires, Serfs and Villians and Vagrants put on a great show at Loxwood … Continue reading

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Peter the Painter

So what do you think of when someone mentions the name Peter Blake?  Most people I expect will think of the now iconic Beatles album cover for Sgt Pepper, some might think of the similarly styled 1984 album cover for … Continue reading

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Bloggers day out

A few months ago I met Kate who blogs as JamjarBizarre (jamjarbizarre@wordpress) when we were both doing a screen printing course.  It was one of those rare times when you meet someone for the first time and just know you’re … Continue reading

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