Category Archives: Diary

A Large Heap of Ironing

At last! Finished 16 paintings last week so now it’s time to get on with the ironing – hope there’s a decent play to listen to on R4.

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Cooking / Eating / Painting

This week I am going to feature food – I like recipes that don’t take ages to prepare but also taste delicious. This is soup for lunch made from carrots,celery,celeriac and onion with the remains of last nights pea & … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Thoughts

Not a good idea to attempt 2 things at once – last night I was cooking supper and mixing gesso ( for frames and boards ). Apple pudding went hard and the gesso looked quite edible. Why don’t the labels … Continue reading

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Family Talent – the Extraordinary World of Winthrop

Where do these images come from? He had a perfectly normal childhood – born in the USA, immigrant to the UK, lived in a caravan, holidays to visit strange Bavarian friends who lived in a chalet in the Forest, camping … Continue reading

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An Evening Out at the Magic Circle!

In a street just north of Euston station is the Magic Circle where we were invited to celebrate the romantic marriage of a friend’s daughter. They went off to Gretna Green and got married without any fuss – which I … Continue reading

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An Important Christmas Tradition!

  Mrs Potts’ brother-in-law, Paul, demonstrating the art and science of setting the Christmas Pudding alight. This is a strange but vital ritual at Christmas. Perhaps it comes from Pagan times? Sterilising the possibly dodgy contents or letting everyone know … Continue reading

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Mrs Potts is back!

Mrs Potts has been extra busy lately and so has had to put things on a back burner for a bit. Various projects are now moving along so hopefully be back on the blog again. Finished Christmas card. That’s something……. … Continue reading

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Sunday in the Park

   Yesterday was such a beautiful sunny day so Mr Potts and I went for a walk in Regents Park. Lovely blue sky and Autumn colours.   

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Mr Potts at Breakfast

Mr Potts gets up quite early and all this week has had bacon for breakfast. He bought this from Waitrose on Monday. This morning the packet of bacon was on the table, so I put it away in the fridge. … Continue reading

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Icon

My Mother the Icon as portrayed by one of her grandchildren Felix Garside. Since Mrs Potts makes her laugh a lot and Felix’s image also went down a treat I thought I’d give this splendid image another outing. She doesn’t … Continue reading

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