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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thursday, 12th December 2013 - Baubles at Covent Garden

Tim and I have been enjoying the Christmas lights in London. We started in Regent Street and refreshed ourselves with coffee at The Hummingbird Cafe, Harriet makes amazing cakes from their cook book. We returned the size 18 jumper Tim mistakenly bought for Harriet from Primark. I managed to find a few things to replace it with. The Punch and Judy in Covent Garden was far too busy to get a drink so we found a table and wine at Belushi's after admiring the decorations. I would quite like one the enormous flashing Rudolfs - his nose flashed. The baubles were pretty amazing too. I am easy to please. Lastly we met Fergus for a pizza before returning back to foggy Kent.

Next year I am very much looking forward to taking Hetty and Arabella to see the lights.


Baubles at Covent Garden
Watercolour
Recycled Card

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Wednesday, 11th December 2013 - Five White Eggs

After chasing a chicken around the garden - they can be very speedy - but a tackle to the tail nailed it, I had a look in the hen house and was amazed, surprised and delighted to find five little white eggs. If I wasn't going to The Great House for dinner this evening I would be cooking them for my tea.



Five White Eggs
Watercolour

Monday, 9 December 2013

Monday, 9th December 2013 - Pottery Studio

A quick stop at the vets with Morris this morning. She has a limp. We tried to investigate but were met with hissing and spitting so decided to hand her to someone else for diagnosis. They kept her in for investigation.

I had a lovely time in Fairlight in Elizabeths pottery studio decorating bowls for Christmas presents. It was like going on retreat. I had coffee, mince pies, lots of therapeutic discussions, homemade soup and bread brought to us by Keith. I felt very relaxed until.........

........I collected the cat after handing over hundreds of pounds. She had been bitten between the toes and needed an anaesthetic, relieving her of an abscess and then returning her to our care. We did get a complimentary tin of cat food.


Pottery Studio
Pen
Recycled Card

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sunday, 8th December 2013 - Leaves, Leaves, and more Leaves

Tim and I have recovered from our trip to Ikea and dinner with friends in Croydon yesterday.

We spent a merry afternoon clearing leaves and fallen trees from the garden.



Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves
Pen with Watercolour
Recycled Card

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Saturday, 7th December 2013 - Dressing Gown Activity

We have a busy day ahead so I will be unable to paint/blog this evening. I will inform you of today's events tomorrow.

At 11.15am not much has happened in my day as yet. But I do have a brand new leaf collector/blower/shredder that arrived today. I am very much look forward to occupying myself with that this afternoon. Sarah, I know you want one too.

The MG number plate needs a little adjustment to fit the backplate that I beautiful painted.



Dressing Gown Activity
Pen
Recycled Card

Friday, 6 December 2013

Friday, 6th December 2013 - Three French Hens

I was happy inhaling a few Hammerite fumes this morning whilst painting little metal bits for the MG.

June and I met at Silcocks for very nice coffee and lots of chat. We had a preview of The Three French Hens Christmas sale. I left June buying a few bits and pieces - there should be enough left for customers tomorrow.

I came home to warming climes in Benenden and spent a happy couple of hours taming the garden.



Three French Hens
Pen with Watercolour
Recycled Card

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Thursday, 5th December 2013 - Tree Chicken

Sarah, I will always listen to your advice.

I was very (quite to be honest) excited to hear the sound of a chicken laying an egg this morning. As I was in the middle of breakfast preparations I could not investigate. Tim informed me that one of the gold plated chickens was stuck up a tree. Chickens are not the only ones of little brains.

Bit wet and windy today. I hope all is ok in Bradford.


Tree Chicken
Watercolour
Recycled Card

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Wednesday, 4th December 2013 - Not Neglected

Sarah made me feel terribly guilty that I had given Tom's Advent Tree to Arabella. This is just to show her that I do love him as much and he is delighted with the arrival of a Lindt chocolate advent calender.

I apologise for the bad portrayal of Tom.


Not Neglected
Pen with Watercolour
Recycled Card

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 - Just for Bins

I went to Tenterden to get my 2014 bed and breakfast diary.

I was rather taken by the building that has been built for rubbish.


Just for Bins
Pen with Watercolour
Recycled Card

Monday, 2 December 2013

Monday, 2nd December 2013 - Leftovers

We had a Christmas party at art this evening as it was the last lesson until 2014. I took palmiers and sherry.


Leftovers
Watercolour
Recycled Card

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Sunday, 1st December 2013 - Reflection of a Sunset

I had to set my alarm to get myself up in time to meet Harriet, Brett, Hetty and Arabella. We saw Frozen in 3D (yes we had the glasses including Hetty) at Ashford. Well a good majority of the film. It got quite loud and violent and for two little girls who do not watch television at home. They coped very well but I have a feeling the ice-cream may have been the highlight. A trip to Matalan for essential clothing items followed by lunch prepared by Tim at home. We had a lovely afternoon playing but were too late to feed the chickens. They like an early night.



Reflection of a Sunset
Watercolour
Recycled Card