Category Archives: Family


In memory of Pete, who is much missed by his family.

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Sunday morning haiku

Six thirty a.m., Chair is moved to reach high shelves. Whose turn? Quick, feign sleep!

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Overheard at the crafts table…

My girls were up at 6am this morning as usual (because New Years Day lie-ins are for wimps) and by 8am they were busy gluing googly eyes onto feathers and cardboard crowns. Here’s a snippet of their conversation which amused … Continue reading

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My two girls

This picture has taken a looooong time – it was supposed to be a birthday present for my mum last September but I only just finished it today. I get so little time for this kind of thing at the … Continue reading

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Family group

Here’s a new picture I finished this evening. (I say new, but it’s taken me nearly two months.)

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Is it churlish to criticise Santa’s elves for lack of professionalism?

And I’m not referring to elfin safety – just to get that out the way immediately. When we arrived at Father Christmas’ grotto at 10am on Saturday, it had already been a bit of a morning. Leaving the house before … Continue reading

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