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Martha, my dear…

Beatles. White album. Can’t help it. Martha Blanche Sidonie… ….works at Red Gallery ….is an illustrator ….comes from Hull (just like Mick Ronson…) ….is currently in Moscow … learning how to make ceramics Seems fairly talented…… Advertisements

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Ended up at Nicola’s Cantina, the go-to Mexican restaurant in Nelson, with Meg and Ben of Nelson Daily Photo fame. There was a “Reservado” sign (assume that means “Reserved”) on the table when we arrived. They quickly changed that to … Continue reading

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Tour de Mapua

I thought this lot might have been navigationally challenged – end of a dead-end road, last couple of hundred metres unsealed, but no, someone had a plan and they were quite taken by the view. I strolled over to let … Continue reading

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Or. I miss Siegfried. Siegried was our neighbour and good friend across the road for nigh on 40 years. We were once mistaken for father and son at the local supermarket. Pleased us both no end. He passed away in … Continue reading

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Visitors from Outer Space

Our Elm Street neighbours Ms Birgit Gift and Mr JW Flower appear to be selling the cottage as a tourist destination. How else to explain the appearance of fellow journalist at the local rag Sigi and film-maker Elmar Babst  from … Continue reading

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“This is a good image”

Said Barbara Franklet, highly attractive (and no less talented) artist, in her Mockingbird Studio in Nelson. “You should use it” No point in arguing. It turns into this Her pictures “grace” our walls, as she puts it… And just to … Continue reading

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Darryl Frost plays with fire

Darryl Frost has 2 kilns – the “fast one” (takes a mere 24 hours..) and the “slow one”. The “slow one” burns for 10 days in the Japanese anagama tradition and delivers stunning outcomes, melted and scarred from the heat … Continue reading

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