Monthly Archives: October 2012

Quince and Apple Jelly

Someone gave me more quinces so this time I added apple to make the jelly. Very satisfactory.

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Royal College of Art last night

  Someone with impeccable taste and discernment bought this at a Charity do last night – in aid of Chase Shooting Stars Children’s Hospice

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The talented Mr Winthrop

My brother has always drawn, but he is also a musician. Today he said something really interesting, every piece of paper IS a bit different, and every Rotring (pen) nib IS also different – just as every saxophone reed IS … Continue reading

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Front garden

We have just won First Prize¬†! We have a largish front garden by London standards, and are very lucky as we are right at the end of a very small cul-de-sac. There is no passing traffic so it’s very quiet … Continue reading

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Keeping at it!

These will be at a Charity Exhibition at the RCA in London next week.

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Quinces are so delicious and so beautiful – also not easy to come by. You can make quince jelly, or Membrilo a deep red Spanish quince paste ¬†eaten with Manchego, or flavour apple pies/crumbles etc. They are also just gorgeous … Continue reading

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Royal Watercolour Society Autumn Exhibition

Spent yesterday helping to layout RWS Member’s paintings for the opening tomorrow.We lay the paintings out flat on the floor, and then start placing them. This time we were trying to hang the member’s work together – this is a … Continue reading

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Dot / Dash / Doodle / Splash


It’s much harder than it looks to produce an interesting array of splashes, and spoldges. It took me all afternoon and I haven’t got very far – did enjoy it though.

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