Category Archives: Quirky things

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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A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … 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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The Cult of Cute

The other day I made a trip back to my old university to see Kawaii!!!? an unusual exhibition currently on display in the James Hockey Gallery.  The main entrance to UCA, Farnham, Surrey So what is Kawaii?  It is the … Continue reading

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Making a Mouse-terpiece!

ADVISORY NOTE: THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF TAXIDERMY IN PROGRESS Today was THE DAY, the one I have been looking forward to for ages – the day I spent learning the art of Taxidermy!  I have always liked stuffed … Continue reading

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