Tag Archives: crafts

I’m not looking forward to Christmas…

(More pictures from Aubeterre, here’s the square with all the restaurants) I’m not sure if I told you that Linda and I are running a workshop on Saturday 9th of November, about two weeks time. It’s our tried and trusted … Continue reading

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Gentle Sewing Warrior

(Here’s the craft shop again) I went back to visit the craft shop yesterday and was really glad I did! I met Julie (pronounced differently, a bit like Shew-lee.) She and two other artist friends opened the shop just three … Continue reading

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Need a Break?

(Preparing for workshop) There was a slight chill in the air this morning. Does that mean it’s autumn? Then it must be nearly time for us to get back on the road. But first… my crafty pal, Linda and I … Continue reading

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Wet, Wet, Wet

(Way, way, way in the distance behind the clouds are the Pyrenees) Orion is a constellation but it’s also a commune in France. A commune in France is like a district or a parish. (I’m getting all my information from … Continue reading

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Border Magic

(Saw this in the Spanish town, Irun on the border. Can you see the contraption over the bus? It extends down and connects with the roof of the electric bus. Could it be swapping out its used battery for a … Continue reading

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The Ceramists of Silves

(The studio) As I was walking up to the castle in Silves I passed a door with a sign saying… Cerimeca. Ceramics! Of course I had to go in. (Aren’t they gorgeous?) Inside the dark interior there was a lady … Continue reading

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How I wrote a book not entirely on my own

(There was a Time Machine in Besançon… or it might have been a Time Museum) Settle down, grab a cuppa and let me tell you the story of how I wrote a book with the help of six generous, creative … Continue reading

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On a Schedule

(There’s an area for campers on the left of this car park, we’re on the extreme left) We’ve moved on again, just an hour south to a pretty little town. The aire is in the market square and if we’re … Continue reading

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Blue Skies and Craft Tables

(Free motorhome parking beside the fishing boat harbour) Yesterday was sunny and warm. We stayed at a fishing harbour. Even from the pictures I think you can see how it’s so different from the previous days. That’s another thing about … Continue reading

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One stitch after another…

(This is an old Roman road at the entrance to the olive farm) Still here at the house with the oranges, in the town with the olive farm, waiting for Ruby to recover. The mechanic has started holding his head … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Breeze in the Countryside

(Sunset by the lake near the mining town) We’ve moved on again, just 90 minutes south of the mining town to the middle of the countryside. There’s no town nearby just sheep, although they could be goats, they are very … Continue reading

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You can see Spain from here…

(The view today) We finally moved on from Serpa. We’d been there ten days, the longest time we’ve spent anywhere on this trip. We were still missing it when we arrived at our new spot on the Spanish border… until … Continue reading

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Inner Wellbeing

(Flower seen on the indirect route) The rain has stopped! I see the light! Well… not sunlight but light nonetheless. It’s time to get more input (I mean take more photos). So when I woke up this morning instead of … Continue reading

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A Question of Collage

(Close close-up of Cherry (or Apple?) Blossom) It’s been cold and wet here the last few days. Both of us are feeling less than 100% and the cracks are beginning to show! So I’ve returned to crafting and specifically to … Continue reading

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Crafting Sunday

(Surely no one would attempt to drive up this lane?) Today is an indoor day. The rain came back so it’s become Crafting Sunday. I brought a cupboard full of craft materials from Ireland. Not a big cupboard by house … Continue reading

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Linda’s Craft Kit

(The craft kit Linda made up especially for me so that I would always have something creative at hand when I am away❤) When I woke up this morning I was thinking about the craft kit Linda gave me the … Continue reading

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Beware of the… stationery

(Seen at roundabout near Saint Lô. I think it means being here changes your point of view) We have a bit of a routine going and while the weather is encouraging us to move along, that is what we are … Continue reading

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Sometimes it rains in Portugal…

It’s raining! I know you will be disappointed for me but I’m ok, I have some work to do so it’s probably just as well I won’t be able to sit outside sunning myself… I hear it’s sunny in Ireland! … Continue reading

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Shuush! We’ve found a McDonalds! 2 of 2

So to continue from yesterday’s post… So if I realise the doing of a craft makes the difference how come here in Portugal I’m not doing any crafting? (The street names are tiles) Most people I know who love to create sometimes … Continue reading

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Shuush! We’ve found a McDonalds! 1 of 2

(Beja is on a hill) Don’t tell anyone but… we’ve come to McDonald’s this morning! Yes I know, how could we? Well… there’s a certain thing that McDonalds do and Starbucks do too that we haven’t found elsewhere here. I promise … Continue reading

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When the Rains Came Back…

(A kite surfer on his way home on Saturday evening. By the way that red sky at night didn’t bring a shepherd’s delight…) It’s been raining continuously here since early Sunday morning and the two of us are getting plenty … Continue reading

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Pam’s Picnic Holidays

(I remembered it’s Wednesday so I’m doing creative!) It’s nearly lunchtime as I write and I’m a little distracted… because I’m hungry and today we’re going on a picnic! Ever since Pam commented on Facebook about holidays as a child … Continue reading

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Here we go again!

(On the way down I crocheted a jumper for my mug!) It might come as some surprise to hear that we’re off travelling again. This time to France… and this time in a Camper van. It comes as a bit … Continue reading

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Free Tea! Free Coffee!

(Art on the old city wall) Before we got here I was researching Krakow (with help, thank you Magda!) and one of the things I found was a free cafe, called Cafe Fińska. Well, almost free… in return for a … Continue reading

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Pictures in a Museum

(The Jewish Cemetery is outside and photography is allowed here) We went to the Jewish Museum yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day and the streets were packed. The museum was also packed. It’s not an ordinary museum, it’s a … Continue reading

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Odd Day in the Czech Republic

(Building on our street, in Prague) I did something in public yesterday that I’ve never done before. Crochet. Yes, I had been telling you how I will be working away on the train to Krakow but there was every chance … Continue reading

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The Love of My Life in the Grand Cafe Orient

(Wenceslas Square from the National Museum) Yesterday we went to the shopping center, it’s near the old walls of Prague and they have been able to incorporate bits of wall into the decor of a cafe. We didn’t go to see … Continue reading

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Kickstart Your Creativity in 2014

Creative Space Sessions. You might think you haven’t a creativity bone in your body and you might be right! Creative bones need to be nurtured and what have you been doing to nurture them? Saying things like, “I’m no good at drawing… … Continue reading

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Newspaper and Coffee

(Newspaper cutting.. just noticed – she’s a Hennessy!) I’ve been buying the weekend Irish Times for the past two weeks because we’re working on an exercise called Newspaper and Coffee. It requires lots of newspaper, a scissors, some glue and … Continue reading

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Show Time

(This is me crafting last year in Canada) It’s that time again – Knitting and Stitching Show time! I’m very excited. Tomorrow I will be in a big room with thousands of noisy people milling around and getting in my … Continue reading

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