Monthly Archives: December 2012

Lovely presents

How was your Christmas? Good I hope. The endless days of grey cloud and solid rain we’ve been experiencing here, for what feels like weeks, cleared on Christmas Day. My mum and dad and I climbed one of the big … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

We’re not long back from the torch lit Carol Service in the village hall. Our village comes under the church in the next village along but we get our own service at this time of year. We all darted in … Continue reading

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Christmas Party

Today was the village children’s Christmas party. We all arrived in plenty of time to put the heating on, check the toilets hadn’t frozen, and wash any mousey footprints off the crockery. In all this rain it wasn’t the cold … Continue reading

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The Jessops hero

I’ve had quite an exciting morning. I was in Jessops ordering some photos to go with a Christmas present and there was a fidgety young man in a grey tracksuit wandering around looking at things. As I left the shop … Continue reading

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Learning to drive

When I learnt to drive my instructor told me that the key thing about being a good driver was to promote the flow of traffic. Everyone wants to get where they need to go and the best way to do … Continue reading

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Penguins vs Father Christmas

This has not long arrived from Big Dreamer’s mum. Isn’t it brilliant? I’m not sure I’ll be able to bear to cut into it. Oh alright then…I will!

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The three piggy kings

Yesterday was Little Owl’s Christmas play. It was based on a bit of a complex premis…Fairyland does the nativity. Little Red Riding was Mary, Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk was Joseph, and the Three Little Pigs were the Three … Continue reading

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Rapped knuckles

The valley was so still this morning. The sky was pale pink with the rising sun and a white mist hung low over the icy fields. John Berger talks about the key aspect of community being recognition. I love that … Continue reading

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ECA Christmas Fair

Here is my stall at the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) Christmas fair on Friday. It was a really jolly couple of hours and I felt very festive afterwards. I’ve also put in a picture of the Sculpture Court in … Continue reading

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Hello Jane, Hello Jim

This is a bit of strange post so bear with me. This blog post is being looked at by two of my lecturers as part of one of my assessments. We have been asked to keep a drawing journal over … Continue reading

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