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A Good Day Out Looking at Paintings of Dogs

Now a famous man once said “I don’t know much about art but I know what I like, and it’s dogs”. And if you agree, then you’ll have a great day out at… Continue reading

Stepping through the Fallen Leaves of Autumn

DON’T FEED THE DUCKS

Well, I’ve always been a bit of a rebel.

Birthday Cake

This year my Mom pulled out all the stops and baked a three tier chocolate button cake  for my birthday – I just wish I could send all my lovely readers a slice!… Continue reading

My latest book

Originally posted on John Knifton:
Those of you who follow my blog will be familiar with the many stories I have told about Nottingham High School; its Founders, its coat of arms, its…

Van Cleef & Arpels, Singapore

Many thanks to Steven for taking the time to send in this gorgeous pic of the Van Cleef & Arpels shop window in Singapore. Magnifique! 🙂  

A puppy walk on the beach

It was a brisk and windy day when we took the poodle puppies for a walk on the beach. I love a bracing walk in Autumn, it really blows the cobwebs away. I… Continue reading

Let sleeping puppies lie

A couple of weeks ago I went to visit my friend Corinna (of Cooking with Corinna fame) and we had a brilliant time playing with her two gorgeous miniature poodle pups, two energetic bundles… Continue reading

Oriental Lily in Bloom

Believe it or not, we have a heat wave in England. It’s a balmy  82°F  today, a welcome change from the chill drizzle we would normally expect at this time of year, and my oriental… Continue reading