– 49 – poetry Monday

Yesterday was mother’s day here in the UK and this poem seem rather fitting to the occasion. I love watching my children… when they were little I wasted days simply ‘watching them’… marvelling at the fact that they didn’t exist until I made them… do you know what I mean?  They always seemed like a miracle.…

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– 48 – Pop Art in Print, The Wilson Museum

Last night Mr M and I had a mini date before going off to separate engagements.  Me to the theatre with a friends, him to dinner with an old mate. The newly renovated Wilson Museum here in Cheltenham was having a private viewing/opening night of their fantastic new exhibition in collaboration with the Victoria and…

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– 47 – KITSCHen sink quilt

Last night was football night… and football night is also known as sewing nights around here.   Husband on sofa watching aforementioned football and me in my room downstairs sewing. Everybody’s happy. I had all intention of practicing my ‘walking foot mad skillz’ but when looking for a large scrap of fabric to work with…

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– 46 – E is for Eco, Umberto Eco

Have you ever read ‘The name of the rose’?  or you might have seen the movie with Sean Connery… “Stat rosa pristina nomine”… Same author.  Umberto Eco, in English the title is “The mysterious Flame of Queen Loana”.  I read it Italian because well, that’s the book I had and also it’s good to keep…

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– 45 – vintage quilts

Allow me a little moan. A couple of Saturdays ago I managed to get into this ‘talk/small tour’ behind the scene at the Wilson Museum here in Cheltenham.  The subject?  vintage quilts from their archives. How fab! (side note I got in on a ‘senior’ tickets that somebody returned…. nobody queried it… slightly depressing) Anyway,…

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– 43 – random

You know that feeling you get when you re-emerge into the world after you’ve been reading for hours and you kind of feel disconnected and dazed and not quite sure in which reality you are? (If you don’t you should try it… it’s weird but wonderful). Well I’m in this ‘in-between’ at the moment.  Yesterday…

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– 42 – ladies who lunch

If being a dear friend’s birthday wasn’t an excuse good enough, the fact that it was the most gorgeous sunny/blue sky/balmy day of the year so far totally clinched the deal and made it a no brainer for a day out. We decided to head away from Cheltenham and it’s racing madness (never seen so much tweed…

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