All posts tagged: art

Matisse egg

One of my daughter’s school project was exploring artists. With little time to spare (due the following day!!) and a Matisse exhibition in town and a little pinterest for inspiration (saw a balloon covered in leaves) and inspiration hit hard – we would make a […]

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Matisse egg

My daughter’s last term project was exploring artists. With little time to spare (due the following day!!) and a Matisse exhibition in town and a little pinterest for inspiration (saw a balloon covered in leaves) and inspiration hit hard – we would make a matisse […]

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Toy tortoise

This is the tiniest tortoise alive, and possibly the prettiest… It also lives in our very English gardens, but disguises itself cleverly as a lovely flowering bunch. This clever ruse allows entire colonies to exist right under our unsuspecting noses…

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Going down to Carnation street

It’s the summer solstice today, and we went to a wonderful Scandinavian Summer Fayre, with maypole dancing, elderflower flowing, and many a flower wreath. A few buds fell out and my daughter was quick to spot and get them. And so we celebrated the event […]

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Halloween turkey owl

It’s likely that the Halloween turkey owl first originated in the United States, but took the Mayflower on its return to England, and for that we are very thankful indeed. ¬†This clever creature has instincts beyond the natural and in this very occasion must have […]

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