Category Archives: Art

Smallest Open House Christmas Show

Up the hill in Powis Square there are two empty Telephone boxes – or they were empty, but currently they host an exhibition of pictures largely of dogs.  Its called Give a Dog a Bone, and is the smallest show … Continue reading

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More Yorkshire Art

This blog has been going on and on, so this is the last of our August trip to Yorkshire – a little compressed. After leaving Hull we spent time at Cartwright Hall in Bradford where a new Hockney gallery has … Continue reading

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Daytrip to York

Park and Ride made getting into York easy and much quicker than the bus.  We drove north and west from Hull, skirting Beverley and climbing over the Downs, sorry, Wolds before dropping into the Vale of York at Market Weighton. … Continue reading

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Spurn Point.

A sunny day for a slow drive east towards Spurn Point.  We paused at the village of Paull to look west up the Humber towards Hull. Saltend oil terminal is nearest, Hull is just the soft blur beyond.  The upright … Continue reading

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Three days in an open top car.

Day 1: Horsham to Burley via Hinton Ampner and  Winchester.  South to the A272 – a delightful road on motorbike (I had one once, and 50 mph on a winding but broad road feels great) or in open-top car.  One … Continue reading

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Whiting – not the fish.

A few weeks ago I noticed that the greenhouse was getting very hot on sunny days and I recalled that my Nan used to mix finely ground limestone with water and paint the mixture on the inside of the glass … Continue reading

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Two newspaper-inspired pieces

First: The Guardian a couple of weeks ago had a photo of a sheet of Penny Blacks with the heading ‘Black Day for Stanley Gibbons’.  The  item was about the stamp dealer’s sale of itself, and the bad news on … Continue reading

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