Make a Fathers Day Card

18th of June is Fathers day here in the UK.  I always struggle with ideas for cards for my dad as the usual greetings cards tend to focus on golf, ties or tools none of which feel very appropriate.  So here’s a few ideas for cards to make for your dad. The first two are really simple, provided you’re not too bad at drawing. If … Continue reading Make a Fathers Day Card

Spring Bank Holiday

As we are currently enjoying the colourful lifestyle of Cuba I thought I’d take the opportunity of the Bank Holiday in the UK to look at some of the more colourful events taking place in the UK….. Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling – http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/index1.htm Brighton Fringe – https://www.brightonfringe.org/ The Hay Festival – http://www.hayfestival.com/wales/index.aspx?skinid=2&currencysetting=GBP&localesetting=en-GB&resetfilters=true Continue reading Spring Bank Holiday

Happy Birthday Joan Eardley

Born in Sussex on this date (18th May) in 1921, Joan Eardley was a British artist noted for her paintings and sketches of street children in Glasgow.  She also captured urban scenes and landscapes of the fishing villages around the North-East coast of Scotland. She was one of Scotland’s most enduringly popular artists, whose career was sadly  cut short  in 1963 when she died of breast cancer. Her … Continue reading Happy Birthday Joan Eardley