Monthly Archives: June 2011


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Moon Fleet

Moon Fleet appeared during investigations into the behaviour of leaded and lead-free enamels when juxtaposed. There is an interesting phenomena: the lead-free enamel tends to retreat from the boundary with the leaded; that is what produced the halo around each … Continue reading

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Where are you now?

During an ‘Open Studios’ visit I could not help but come home with this oil. It is called, ‘Where are you now?’, painted by Clothilde Vergnes.

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We went botanising.

A day looking at wild flowers above Robin Hood’s Bay with the Whitby Naturalists Club. Half way round the walk, it bucketed down. But there were compensations. The dog rose for instance. And the dew-berry (a species of bramble). And … Continue reading

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Manjusvara – how you will be missed! I’m almost dumb that you have gone from us. I’ve been going through notes taken as you gave a talk at Dhanakosa in 2002 during a ‘Wolf At The Door’ writing retreat. You … Continue reading

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A day on Whitby eastcliff showing around relatives from Australia. I hope I didn’t overload them with information. In the St Hilda’s churchyard is a monument to Caedmon: From Wikipedia: Cædmon (play /ˈkædmən/ or /ˈkædmɒn/) is the earliest English poet … Continue reading

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Four Tides

Four tides have come and gone since we sank my sister’s ashes into the sea off Hartlepool. Her son had brought them from Australia. We chose a rock pool where Dorothy would have played as a child. We read poems … Continue reading

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