Category Archives: The Past

Books,Books and more Books!

It was so exciting when I learnt to read – it was amazing and I read everything available to me which was a lot as my Mother and Grandparents both had many books. Birthday presents were often books – The … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful / 8

Bridget Moore’s paintings are just lovely – glimpses into childhood,memories,home,outings,play. See them for real at the Royal Watercolour Society’s Spring Exhibition. PV March 27 / 6-8 / Bankside Gallery, (near Tate Modern & the Founders Arms) http://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk     

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Art School

So exciting – I was determined to go to art school, so I did. First my nearest in Essex which was Colchester and then because I had to get to London the Central School of Art & Design. Now I … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Have just received a review from WordPress – almost worse than a school report…. must resolve to do a bit better in 2014!! Start tomorrow – Happy … Continue reading

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Favourite Books

At Spitalfield’s Market yesterday I found a copy of this book ‘Mr Papingay’s Caravan’ by Marion St John Webb. I loved this book and others by the same author when I was little – well I still like it. Wonderful … Continue reading

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Bury St Edmunds & Saffron Walden

A couple of days out to Suffolk/Essex in the sunshine. Visited Ickworth, near Bury St Edmunds, where the time by the church clock was nearly ten to three, but too hot for tea although there was honey.  

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Good Friday Walk

Into Soho for a nice coffee and Pain au Raisin at Patisserie Valerie. Bus to Victoria, then a walk down Vauxhall Bridge Road to Tate Modern. Hot cross buns in Regent Street My Great Grandfather, Thomas Goulden, was born here … Continue reading

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Thomas Heatherwick’s 38 bus

My first trip on the new 38 bus! Been going on this route from Angel, Islington to Shaftesbury Avenue for a very long time. The fare was 3d when I first used this bus – Thomas Heatherwick’s new design is … Continue reading

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Sentimental Journey

  The etching above is by Edward Bawden and shows Liverpool Street Station in the 1930’s. This station means a lot to me, because I grew up in Essex and it was the way in to London. We would come … Continue reading

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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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