Winter Solstice draws near.

Although we shall see the arrival of Winter Solstice in a few days and mornings are heavy with frost, come noon, day after day we’ve been bathed in glorious glaring sunshine, the cristal clear light streams through windows with unforgiving brilliance, equally the cloudless nights are brimming with mystical moonlight, while the eerie shapes in the landscape cloak themselves…

What a mess!

I feel rather deflated now we have been voted out of the EU. Also rather cross that we weren’t allowed  to vote because we’ve lived here for more that 15 years, yet it will affect us enormously. If we had voted along with other British abroad, maybe the numbers voting to remain would have been…

Of Spring and things

Last week on Feb 12th the cranes started flying North, their rasping cries lift the spirits for I know now that Spring must be coming, especially as I hear swarms of tiny bees buzzing in the sun collecting pollen from the flowering remnants of an old box-hedge and from the catkin lanterns high up catching the sun’s…

Ipad sketches

I know I have mentioned this before, but just as I find sketching pencil on paper liberating, so I find “painting” on the ipad gives me a sense of freedom, I don’t have to worry about the colours going muddy, so I can quickly carry out my prelimary drawings and attempts at colour combinations, without…

Happy New Year to All

Our Merry Christmas, we had a lovely time with friends, sorry the photos are a bit blurred , but then so were we!! The “turkey”, (a nut roast wrapped in flaky pastry), not my most successful looking one, but time was short! The tree decorated with the colourful wooden characters I’ve had for years now, there are…