Category Archives: Expeditions and adventures

All steamed up

Last night Mr PP and I celebrated our silver Wedding Anniversary (OK, it is a year late, but it’s a long story) with an evening dinner aboard the world famous Flying Scotsman steam train. Locomotive 60103 The Flying Scotsman (displaying … Continue reading

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A Big Impression

I am so glad I spotted a small article in the current issue of the Crafts Council “Crafts” magazine about the Big Steam Print, and even more pleased that an event was taking place on my doorstep today. The Ditchling … Continue reading

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One Mans Vision

Taking advantage of the recent nice weather, Mr PP and I visited Painshill Park landscape garden near  Cobham in Surrey.  The gardens are owned by Elmbridge Borough Council and managed by the Painshill Trust and have had quite a chequered … Continue reading

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Treasured Possessions

The other day I went with my good friend Sonia (Androulaskitchen.wordpress.com) to Goodwood House to hear a talk in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers.  The subject of the talk was to be The Hidden Treasures of Goodwood … Continue reading

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All stitched up at Knit and Stitch

It’s THAT time again, the time when the exhibition hall at Alexandra Palace is invaded by armies of middle-aged women tugging wheeled suitcases to hold the spoils of the show. Ally Pally Grey London City as seen from Alexandra Palace … Continue reading

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Kinky Slinky Boots

Yesterday was a day all about boots (and shoes) of one sort or another.  Daughter 2 and I spent the morning at the V&A museum  looking at their latest fashion exhibition  “Shoes, pleasure and pain”.  The V&A had one of … Continue reading

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Tea and Cake

It was hot today.  One of those “I’m not really sure what to do” sort of days, so after a morning spent pottering around the house doing boring things like the washing and writing to the tax office;  I thought … Continue reading

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