Your Words Make a Difference


“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck.       It’s almost 5am and here I am, sat at my computer but in a very, very different new year than the one that I had expected.  Perhaps it is a dream?  … Continue reading Your Words Make a Difference

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Wishing You A Happy Year


“A huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows this site. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated. I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for participating. Best wishes for a wonderful 2020!” – Dean G. Parsons.

The Bewildered Painter


“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh.      I had fully intended to paint my village church, using acrylic.  Bear in mind that the only training I have ever had for art was at school in the 1980’s!  At the last meeting of the little art group, created … Continue reading The Bewildered Painter

The Art Shack 4


“To be an artist is to believe in life.” – Henry Moore       With an agreement that we would not be meeting in November, simply due to each of us having so much else on, this third Saturday in December saw the 4th meeting of what we small group of creative friends have called … Continue reading The Art Shack 4

Decide Upon Your Future Memories


“Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski.      A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died!  This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories

Nerves and Bananas


  “Always take a banana to a party.” ― Steven Moffat.       The event had been planned for a few months.  Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night.  The hotel was … Continue reading Nerves and Bananas