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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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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On the road to Damascus….

Well, my journey’s begun…… Waving Skiathos a fond farewell for another year, I took to the ominously darkening skies (very delayed, in a gale force wind!) and, following a brief overnight stay night in Athens, finally touched down at Heathrow … 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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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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