Oops sorry nurse!

Oops sorry nurse!

I saw a friend of mine over the weekend..who  made me laugh over a tale to do with something that I was connected with…. He told me that recently a district nurse had been to visit his house to see his wife. Whilst she was there talking to his wife, the guy suddenly realised what […]

Bobbing to the surface again

Bobbing to the surface again

I’ve sold a lot of artwork over the years, to various people all over the UK and some to other countries including Europe, and America. All my paintings have had a lot of hard work put into them, all of them are part of me. Some are instantly memorable, some I have to think about […]

St Flour coming to vibrant life

St Flour coming to vibrant life

I’ve been working on the second version of the village of St Flour (in the Avergne, the centre of France) since I realised that the first version I did of it in watercolour wasn’t good enough. I was a good working painting to help me move on to improve on it, and I’m not going […]

Being Kentish inspired and inspiring

Being Kentish inspired and inspiring

Yesterday my husband and I went to the delightful town of Rochester, even more delightful for the fact that its about five miles away from where we live! I love the feel of Rochester, the ancient castle overlooking the town, the Dickensian connections, the independent shops and cafes and the feeling of being its own […]

New year new decade new start 2020

New year new decade new start 2020

I am not fully sure why it has taken me until the 11th of January in this new year to write the first blog post of the year,I know its partly due to sorting out house after the Christmas festivities and putting Christmas decorations back in their boxes and the loft, and partly hearing on […]

As 2019 draws to a close

As 2019 draws to a close

As I look back on this year at the massive changes in my life from a year ago, I congratulate myself on all that I have achieved..from looking at houses for sale in Kent from the start of the year (and actually the six months previous to that) and even though we only walked through […]

Christmas wishes

Christmas wishes

It’s always a funny time of year, Christmas, an odd eclectic mix of happy and sad, poignant, and silly. This year I am looking forward to it far more than I have done in more than forty years, because this year I can do what I want, not what I have to do in past […]

Kent bound

Kent bound

When I went to the fabulously festive Dickens festival in Rochester in early December I was so inspired in the place and the history of the place and how much it featured in Charles Dickens life I started to read “The Old Curiosity Shop” by him which has had me totally and utterly enthralled in […]

Remembering to be grateful

Remembering to be grateful

I write about one hundred Christmas cards every year, remembering friends, and family, neighbours old and new, and its also a good opportunity to keep in touch with my (MANY!) cousins far and wide, friends in other countries, and those scattered over England. I also try to remember others who I have met in the […]

Immersing into a new Victorian Christmas

Immersing into a new Victorian Christmas

Part of the excitement of moving to Kent was wanting to get involved with the seasonal celebrations of the area. I heard about the Charles Dickens Victorian Christmas Festival  held in Rochester about six years ago and knew that it would be high on my list of experiences I wanted to get involved in whenever […]