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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Bloomin’ Marvellous! – and then there were two…..

Ooh It’s SO good to be back on the island! I was more than happy to leave the relentless rain and gloomy grey skies of London far behind when I took off from Heathrow in the very early hours of … 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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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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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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Fruit of the Loom

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter their color.” – Maya Angelou ‘Moroccan Rug Weavers’ acrylics on canvas, 102cm x … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation…

Hello Everyone! It’s hard to believe (and I’ve only just realised) that last week, my blog turned three. Happy Birthday Blog! Gosh, imagine! Three whole years of me rambling on….about this tiny island! Who’d have thought, at the outset, that … Continue reading

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Brrrrr…..ring on the spring – it’s COLD!

It’s not only cold – it’s wet too! I really shouldn’t complain though, especially when I look at what’s happening across the United States and Australia right now. It makes me realise just how fortunate we are here on Skiathos. … Continue reading

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Keeping Good Company…

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year or Xronia polla! Christmas at home in London is always such a busy and wonderful ‘family’ time and this year, thankfully, was no exception.  We had the added thrill of sharing the festivities with good … Continue reading

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