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December 2004

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Opening those presents…

Christmas was good. Quiet, but good. After a cold and grey Eve, the day itself started with a thick, icy frost and clear skies and bright sunshine. AfterI had delved into my stocking and opened the little presents from Father…

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l’Opera Poplulaire

I went to see the new film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera last night. I love this musical – it is one of his best, and certainly the last good work that he has done;…

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The angel of the lord looked down

It’s become an annual event for us – a magical way of bringing forth the festive season. Salisbury is an attractive city on the most ordinary of days; at Christmas it shines supreme with modest, yet beautiful twinkling white lights…

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Pepper, Packing, and all set to Go

I don’t think Pepper is really aware yet of what lies before him tomorrow when *the carry cage* comes out of the cupboard, although he has been lifting his head from feigning slumber to lift his eyes and cast suspicious…

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More life in a sepia wash…

After yesterday’s success at self-portraiture, I thought I’d give it the family portrait of my brother and his family one final go. I’m much, much happier with the results. Go Thomas! Go Thomas! Current Mood: 🙂impressed

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Christmas Excess (extended edition)

I’ve previously talked about the 2004 Griswold Illuminations Prize. This year’s entry is such a sure fire winner I felt it necessary to give you the extended edition of the display. See how they’ve got their neighbours in on it…

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Christmas Cat

I’ve been making chocolates this morning, getting my fingers covered in brandy-chocolate truffle mixture. During this the computer was perched on the armchair where Pepper likes to sleep. Which has meant that he had to find another place to curl…

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Christmas Lights

I always try and do some Christmas shopping in the late afternoon and early evening – not because I want to do shopping – but because I love the magic and beauty that is beholden in an attractive town with…

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In sepia tones…


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Mixed up the chocolate truffle mixture ready for the final creation of the majority of my christmas presents this year. I have also completed Self Portrait #4 – which I think is probably the most successful of the self-portraits to…

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A second take at those relatives…

The idea is to give these as christmas presents to the people depicted, ie. my brother … the question is, on reflection is my second attempt an improvement, or do I stick to the original. Comments and critique gratefully received,…

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Hurting


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Hurting Hurting in my heart Restless in my soul. Your voice in my ears Your face inmy vision. I am hurting; Hurting for You. Last night, when you said goodnight to me. Light night, when you danced with me. You…

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Giving Thanks to British Rail…

This years Christmas cards are starting to arrive in earnest now, however I would like to pause here for a moment and give thanks, yes truly, appreciative thanks to British Rail. For if it wasn’t for British Rail and the…

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Rogue dreaming

Last night was weird. I dreampt that I was in an old, much negletted Victorian walled garden. A friend and I were busy frantically converting a Citröen 2CV into a JCB digger. Part of this included carefully calibrating some internal…

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Losing my senses!

Have I gone so completely stark, raving bonkers. Do I think that i am some artistic master?!! Fresh from my attempts at self-portraiture I am attempting a threesome picture of my brother, sister-in-law, and baby boy, which I intend to…

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Self-portrait #3

I’m still not sure about the eyes, but it’s getting there … I think…! In other news, I now have a half-century of home-baked mincepies…

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