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Archive for category: July 2012


26 Jul 2012 / in July 2012

Mimilee takes great interest in what comes out of my kiln. The black sheep is still warm…and sets off her own fine white coat to great effect. They sit companionably on the old stone wall and commune.

Branching out…

19 Jul 2012 / in July 2012

I thought I’d make some practical stuff for a change: a little house-pot for planting herbs in (or ‘erbs for any N. Americans reading this ;-)), some candle-sticks… Good fun to make, but my other half says ‘stick to quirky animals’. I may or may not take heed.

The Tour de France strikes

16 Jul 2012 / in July 2012

Great excitement in our tiny hamlet last Wednesday when the Tour de France came through. Preparations started early: the road surface was redone, verges were cut, campervans parked, tricolors unfurled and tensions mounted as contradictory road-closure notices were posted at each end of our col. (The mairie was unable to clarify…) The big day dawned […]