Come Rain or Shine……

Hi Everyone! I’m hoping this first pic will go some way to explaining (and, hopefully, excuse!) my long silence. Getting ready for a new exhibition is always time-consuming – what with the sheer body of work one has to complete … Continue reading

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‘Where Do I Begin?’…….

(‘Where do I Begin?’ – Love Story 1968).….seems a fitting title for this post, given that it’s been so long since my last one and I have SO much to tell…….But more than that; with the sad passing of the … Continue reading

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Going for Gold!

Oh dear, this technology lark’s all very well but when it goes pear-shaped, well XX*%@**!!!XX!!! Boy, does it go PEAR-SHAPED!!! Hence this long-overdue post….If silence is golden – then I claim the medal! Over the last two months my nice, … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Whew! I feel like I’ve run a marathon! I know I said I just wanted time out to paint this year….Well! Paint I certainly have, non-stop almost, which is fine because the weather here on Skiathos has been so unpredictable … Continue reading

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My Happiness Project!

Gosh! I didn’t realise how long it’s been since my last post! Isn’t it always the way; just when you think all is plain sailing and you can finally relax, Life has a way  of creeping up and biting you … Continue reading

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The Magpie in Me

Ok, so last time I likened myself  to a hedgehog but I think a ‘magpie. is nearer the mark! I’m afraid I’m a bit of a hoarder; since early childhood, I have always been an avid collector of ‘things’ and I’ve … Continue reading

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Colour: In Black and White

“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” – Arvo Part Those of you who are … Continue reading

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Where There’s a Will……..

Well here we are, almost two weeks into the new year already,  hope you all had a happy, peaceful holiday and the chance of a good, well-earned rest! Now that all the Christmassy trinkets, tinsel and twinkly lights been stored … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

‘Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true’. – Alfred Lord Tennyson ‘A ship in harbour is safe – but … Continue reading

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‘Wherever You Are’…..

…. is the title of a beautiful song, sung by the newly formed Military Wives Choir, which is currently racing up the charts here in the UK (and raising money for some very worthy charities too!) It is also a … Continue reading

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Time for a change….

This week, I waved a fond farewell to the last of my summer visitors and as I watched them take to the skies, I found myself once again filled with mixed emotions….. I always feel a bit sad when yet … Continue reading

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If Life Gives You Lemons…

There are times when life throws you a curve ball. It can come straight out of left-field without warning and you know nothing of it, till it smacks you on the head and leaves you wondering what on earth hit … Continue reading

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‘Red, White & Blue’? Yup, that’ll do…..

The post titles are usually the starting point for these little missives. I’ve no idea where they come from. Out of the blue, they just pop into my head –  and the blog is as good as written! Not this … Continue reading

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‘Brass-necked’? I wish! ‘Brassed-off’, more like…..

Sorry folks – I didn’t mean to be silent for so long…but then I never intended to fall flat on my face (twice!) either –  and knock my 5th vertebrae out of alignment in the process!. Yes, I’ve been in … Continue reading

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