Nine Barrow Down

Nine Barrow Down

NINE BARROW DOWN Polly Pedantic points out that there are in fact eighteen Bronze Age bowl barrows on Nine Barrow Down, plus a Neolithic long barrow, so it really ought to be called Nineteen Barrow Down…….. Whatever. Mark and I were up there in the desiccated days of...
An Autumn Afternoon

An Autumn Afternoon

AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON 🍂 🍁 🐿 The “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” has truly arrived, so to celebrate the delights of October, here is “Autumn Afternoon” 🍂 🍁 🐿 I’ve mixed some earthy, nutty, mushroomy shades of brown to tone with the muted greens and duns of...
Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head

HENGISTBURY HEAD Hengistbury Head! The name still evokes the excitement I used to feel when I was young and we went on family holidays to Southbourne ⛱🦀🕶🍦 Never mind the conventional seaside attractions – my favourite place was the flat-topped headland visible...
Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition

Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition

WILTSHIRE CREATIVE SUMMER OPEN EXHIBITION: 12 JULY – 3 SEPTEMBER 2022 I am delighted to have had my mixed media painting, ‘Sea Dragon’, accepted for this prestigious exhibition! Tuesday 12th July –  Saturday 3rd September 2022 Wiltshire Creative...
What is a Mump?

What is a Mump?

WHAT IS A MUMP?   What is a Mump? 🤔 🤒 😬 Until I moved to the West Country I had only associated the word with an unpleasant childhood illness that made your glands swell up so you looked like a ham(p)ster  🐹 Now I know better! In Somerset dialect, a mump is a...