Christmas re-visited

I hope you don’t mind but it’s time to refresh some old Chritsmas favourites this is a link to a Christmas poem “Christmas Rushing in… on tumblr:

and this is about one of my favourite Christmas poetry books ‘Light Unlocked’

and this…. – Merry Christmas everyone – let it be about kindness and peace and friendship for all


Winter #11


Extract from Winter Decoration, Moral and Sacred Poetry by Bernard Barton, 1820. Illustration by Edward Whymper Poet, Wood Engraver, Artist and Mountaineer from Winter Pictures by Poet & Artist with engravings by Edward Whymper produced by The Religious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster Row, 65 St. Pauls Churchyard; and 164, Piccadilly

Paint Off 2012

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Lovely day spent in the grounds of Salisbury Arts Centre. Plain Arts and The Unit held the third #Paintoff today a wonderful event where people come together to paint and then, the resulting canvasses are auctioned off at the end of the day. Charlotte and the team from Plain Arts worked hard to ensure an enjoyable day in the sun, with indian head massages and shiatsu also available! Nich Angell a wonderful young comix artist who had the day before, been at a convention in Manchester promoting his first volume of Cat & Meringue comic books was the judge. He is normally joined by Stew Taylor but Stew is also a member of a local amdram group – Studio Theatre and they were at the RSC collecting their award for winning a competition with their production of Hamlet. So Nich pulled in @_TheUnit manager Heather to help him choose five winners. Also there for a DJ mix-off was DJBong and next door in the Council Grounds one day festival ‘Park Life’ was going on – so a pretty eventful day and James Butcher worked his socks off as the Paint Off ‘auctioneer’

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(Robbie) Burns Unit )


*Actually the food was a bit quirky, the starter named a ‘Milford smokie’ had basmati rice in it (unexpected!) and was over cooked and the chocolate that came with the coffee was a bowl of minstrels! The waiters were very smiley and personable but lacked some basic training on how to wait and clear away etc., but hey after some poetry, singing, music, haggis, storytelling and Pipin’ – all of that ceased to matter.