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Third and Final Curtain Call: Outside

This shows the garden and the outside of the house. I must confess that the very last photograph was actually staged; but as I didn’t take it perhaps that can be excused… From all of us who have lived here, … Continue reading

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Second Curtain Call: Upstairs

This takes us through the first floor rooms and the attic.   And for the next and final post we go outside…

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First Curtain Call: Downstairs

In this set of three ‘Curtain Call’ posts I will try to show all the places where the things featured in the earlier blog pictures were located. This first post covers the downstairs rooms. The next post will show the … Continue reading

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Back Shortly…

And until then- hope you and all your friends and family have a very happy and enjoyable Christmas 🙂

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After the exertions involved in my first attempt at fiction writing for over half a century it seemed a good moment to get back to doing something rather simpler The cone circles at the top we got in Germany, while … Continue reading

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Composition in Colour: in the Key of Black and White

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No Wallpaper- a Two Century Rollback?

In the last post Nick had taken us back fifty years in terms of wallpapers. On the adjacent wall he had to go deeper, revealing not only another wallpaper but also what is very probably the original lime wash/whitewash  from … Continue reading

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