Monthly Archives: November 2012

…a medieval fayre, four plump partridges, two pears and one new wreath…

On Saturday my friends and I braved the storm and floods to wander around Ludlow’s Christmas Medieval Fayre set in the grounds of Ludlow Castle.  With the medieval-dressed stall holders, hogs roasting on spits, mugs of steaming mulled wine, and … Continue reading

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…driving rain and a battle with a holly bush…

Yesterday the wind eerily whined and whistled around the farm.  In a moment of calm, my boy and I wrapped ourselves up and splashed our way up the rain-soaked lane in search of festive foliage. I have been overly excited … Continue reading

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…a morning of solitude, a Sunday of Remembrance and darkening afternoon skies…

This is my first morning alone for a long time. My boy is away for a few hours, wearing the finest shoes I have seen in a while… So, I am drifting around my home seeking inspiration.  It is a … Continue reading

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…the shoot and a here hare here…

A few days ago I was visited by the Estate gamekeeper, who came to tell me that the pheasant shoot was going to be taking place very near the farm.  This morning, waking to the most glorious sunrise… …. and … Continue reading

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…pickled quince, an oil sketch and frozen fingers…

Earlier this afternoon, the low autumn sun was casting beautifully long, mauve shadows across the golden landscape.  Whilst my little boy was taking a well deserved nap, I painted a quick oil sketch en plein aire – it was too … Continue reading

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…homemade dough, mr pheasant and a burn…baby…burn…

My poor cub has managed to burn his foot today and so I seem to have achieved rather little, however, I have sketched an illustration of Mr Pheasant flying off to the office…. …and made a fresh dough to make … Continue reading

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