Monthly Archives: December 2013

More thoughts on Drawing

As a cheeky little pre-Christmas present to myself I bought a copy of a book by the journalist Andrew Marr.  Not the usual fare from a man better known for political journalism; no this is about Drawing!  Called (appropriately enough) … Continue reading

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A Festive Feast

Only 2 more days to go before Christmas and with a brief lull in the awful weather we have had the past couple of days, Mr PP and I took ourselves off to Petworth House to see their festive decorations. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – One

Every good photograph needs a focal point. It’s the thing that draws the viewer’s eye and tells the story.  This week the Photo Challenge is to home in on that one thing and it’s “one-ness”.  It’s been a while since … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

It’s THAT time of year again, even though it sometimes seems like it’s been “almost” Christmas since August, finally it is December and time to get a tree.  Last year I bought mine from the Santa Fir Christmas Tree Farm … Continue reading

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Pauline the Pop Pioneer

I am feeling inspired!  Last week I took some time to visit Pallant House Gallery in Chichester (www.pallant.org.uk) to see the newly opened exhibition of paintings by Pauline Boty. Yes, I know what you may well be saying; who the … Continue reading

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Advent Trees

With time to spare before the weekly Tesco run,  I stopped in at the delightful little parish church of St Peter ad Vincula in Wisborough Green to look at their Advent Christmas Tree Festival.  This delightful church (its name means … Continue reading

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Lighting up Christmas for Crisis

Take a look at this video of Artists Lightbulbs specially decorated to raise money for Crisis at Christmas…  http://chittlechattle.com/2013/12/01/lightbulbs-for-crisis/ (I actually liked the music…)

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