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Just returned from Cardiff. A lovely City. At dusk pied Wagtails come home to roost in the branches above the City Centre.  

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Perfect (!) Christmas Pudding! ….at least that is what it is called!

It is a Nigel Slater Christmas Pudding I am making this year. It is gonna fill 2 –  1.5 litre pudding basins! I soaked chopped dried fruit – sultanas, currants, figs, cherries overnight in a bottle of Brandy! I grated … Continue reading

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1965 Newlyn

At my local junk shop I found these two lamp bases. Firstly I dived on them thinking ‘Bernard Rook’ but they are in fact made by Peter Ellery of Tremaen Pottery.  Think Troika era in Newlyn, Cornwall when Eric Leaper … Continue reading

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My latest find from the local junk shop are these belt buckles bought for £3. The Owner does House Clearances and  I guess he didn’t know what to do with them.  I snapped them up! Some are plastic, bakelite and … Continue reading

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I attended the local Scout Hut Auction yesterday. I came away with a few bargains! Handful of costume jewelry for £2! Some vintage pin dishes for £3! There are four African pieces but these two are the reasons for my … Continue reading

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Lucy, our Pugzu in happy Halloween mood!

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My San Marino Mariners on sweet water

San Marino is a tiny independent country  surrounded by  Italy.  It is inrernationally famous for two products – its postage stamps and its ceramics. Pottery was being made there for centuries .  In 1955 the government took notice of this … Continue reading

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