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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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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‘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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Kalo Paska!

It was Mark Twain who said: “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” Well, that’s certainly true of this year ! I have never known such changeable … 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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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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Home To Roost…

Once again the Christmas lights illuminate Skiathos harbour: The outdoor Christmas tree at the Evangelistria Monastery has gone up: and the first snowflakes have fallen on our little island! They haven’t settled (yet!) but much more, if we’re to believe … Continue reading

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Olives: From Tree to Table!

“Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive.” – Pliny (AD 23-79) Following on from my last post……Three days (of intensive olive picking) later, we had ten heavy sacks (weighing … Continue reading

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