Category Archives: creativity

If you can’t beat them…

Some will remember theĀ  force of the winter gales which ripped across the country last winter, destroying vulnerable buildings and bringing down trees, before floods hit Somerset and made us front page news. Our dear old African Hut, complete with … Continue reading

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The new seat

Back in the days of storm and tempest, when trees were falling like nine-pins, a massive oak keeled over in the village, bringing down fences and destroying a wall. Over the next few weeks it was not unusual to hear … Continue reading

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A perfect day

There are some days which stand out in memory as ‘perfect’. Last Tuesday was one. I rose at 6.30 and watched the sun rise over Flatford Mill on the Suffolk/Essex border. Painting by 7.30 I tried to capture the early … Continue reading

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Musings on a winter afternoon

As the rain continues to fall, interspersed with the odd few hours of sunshine, indoor tasks become the focus of my attention. The puppets are now complete: Meet Abe and Estee – now headed off to join the ‘Open the … Continue reading

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Pinnacles, puppets & pets

Mmm – well – actually, that should be in the singular (but it doesn’t sound as good) The Pinnacle (It looked better on top of the tower) Thankfully, nobody was walking underneath when it fell – shades of ‘Hot Fuzz’! … Continue reading

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Advent busy-ness

Advent started with the annual craft event – aimed at children, but with plenty for all ages! This year the theme is ‘Angels’ We made a ‘life-sized’ model of an angel – and lots of different kinds of ‘little’ angels. … Continue reading

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Special Opening Hours

Somerset Arts Weeks are well underway and Honey Pot Books will have extended opening hours: 10 – 4 on Wednesday Sept 25th, Thursday 26th and Saturday 28th + Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday October 1st,2nd,3rd and Saturday 5th. Busy busy – with … Continue reading

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Flowers part 3

Match the proverbs: Boys will be boys Many hands make light work Still waters run deep The longest journey starts with a single step Life begins at 40 Every cloud has a silver lining

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Floral warnings!

And now, if you don’t rush out and thread a needle to attempt mending your silk purse, before the sausages leap from the pan into the fire, you’ll find yourself between a rock and a hard place – and will … Continue reading

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Proverbially creatively floral

If you are in the area today, why not pop in to Chiselborough flower festival and (Saturday afternoon 2-5) street fair? Just to tempt you here are a couple of pictures as a ‘sneak preview’: (If you can’t read the … Continue reading

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