Category Archives: Art

August jottings

Its pouring down outside and a little cool.  When the rain was just starting I nipped down the garden to empty the compost bin and feel the rain on my skin, thinking , ‘Autumn is coming’.  Then I saw some … Continue reading

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Chichester and a watercolour course

Last Wednesday we went to Chichester, had lunch at Pallant House and did the exhibitions.  Big one was paintings (all by women) selected because they had links to the writings of Virginia Woolf.  Some links quite clear – two women … Continue reading

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More Scillies

On our return to Agnes from St Martins we ate on the campsite, cooking a ratatouille, new potatoes and some cannellini beans.  There may have been drinking at the Turks Head afterwards – who can say? On the next day … Continue reading

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Beach Art

On Monday went for a walk and beer with Eddie.  Sun shone, a lovely day, especially sitting outside at ‘Spoons on the Marina sipping good beers from Franklins Brewery.  Walked back into town along the front to call in on … Continue reading

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The Temple of Mithras – a day trip.

By train to London (Blackfriars station) and walked along the north Thames Path to near Cannon Street station where the river Walbrook once discharged into the Thames.  In Roman Londinium the banks of the Walbrook provided berthing for ships coming … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in Norwich

We attended the British Sundial Society annual conference in Norwich, adding a couple of days for exploring.  Staying in the Maids Head Hotel at the end of Tombland, a very wide open space immediately outside the cathedral estate, and derived … Continue reading

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An Alice mystery solved

When we visited York last summer we spotted a fine statue of Alice (looking glass, rabbit holes, white queen, etc) in a garden visible from a part of the city walls.  But I could learn no more of it. In … Continue reading

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