Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Fruity Little Number

Getting something new is always exciting, even when it is a new oven.  Yesterday I was the lucky recipient of a shiny new oven to replace my old one which had blown the main oven element for about the 5th … Continue reading

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What a whopper!

Just look at the size of that!  Spotted today while driving back from a stint of volunteering, I was completely gobsmacked at the size of this Giant Hogweed. (Over 5 feet in height and with a flower umbrella of about … Continue reading

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Displacement Activity

Earlier this week I was intending to get to grips with making some new work, but the morning sunshine was simply far too tempting and I had to go out and visit something.  As it was a particularly warm morning … Continue reading

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A Secret Surrey Garden

The other day a good friend of mine invited me to visit the estate garden in the Surrey Hills where she works as the Head Gardener.  The garden itself used to be open to the public through the National Gardens … Continue reading

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Secret Sedgwick

Until today I had no idea that the hamlet of Sedgwick existed, let alone was ‘home’ to the imposing country house Sedgwick Park.Gateway to the garden at Sedgwick Park Today Sedgwick Park (www.sedgwickpark.com) hosted not only its own opening as … Continue reading

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Hedgetrimmer Massacre

Before This is my front garden before the Great Sussex Hedgetrimmer Massacre. Actually this picture was taken last year and the hedge and shrubs had grown rather drastically and had got somewhat out of control; that is until I decided … Continue reading

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Illuminated at The Lightbox

It’s no secret that I do enjoy visiting exhibitions at smaller, regional museums and galleries.  One of the reasons for this is that very often I come away with an interesting ‘nugget’ of information or have seen something unique and … Continue reading

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