Thursday, 29 July 2010

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside........


Had a great day out in Brighton today

Brighton Pavilion.....Built for George, Prince Regent, at the turn of the 19th century, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out. This magnificent royal pleasure palace was revered by fashionable Regency society.






Beautiful Sitar music out side the Pavilion ....perfect.........


Walking along the seafront.........



Jim appeared in the 'see your fortune'booth....SPOOKY !!!.........



The Museum of fishing on the front .....the iron work came from the original West pier








These were telephone exchange boxes......great disguising......














Jim an I went to Brighton today to have a look and talk to the tattoo artists about our tattoos.....more on this later .......Brighton is so lively and arty ..........great graffiti and the pier is the best .......... Lovely Sitar music outside the Pavilion
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Monday, 26 July 2010

AMAZing Miz Maze..........

Walk to St Catherine's Hill this evening .......

Just walked 2 miles along the river to get this far just having a rest before the dreaded steps to the top ......

Wait for me Jim ............



Looking over Winchester...the sky looks a bit ominous .......

YAY........ completed the Miz Maze......phew now we have to walk back home tooo....



Sky now looking like there will be a storm .........( Actually it did p### down while we walked home along the river )
Bit of a potted history of St Catherine's Hill and the Miz Maze....
The top of the hill is ringed by the ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort, which is a scheduled ancient monument. In the centre a copse of beech trees contains the site of the 12th Century chapel of St. Catherine. There is also a mizmaze, probably cut between 1647 and 1710.[2]
Mizmaze (or Miz-Maze) is the name given to two of England's eight surviving historic turf mazes. One is at Breamore,the other is on top of St Catherine's Hill, overlooking the city of Winchester, Hampshire. A mizmaze forms a pattern unlike conventional mazes and is classed as a labyrinth because the path has no stems. The pattern appears more like a very long rope, neatly arranged to fill the area. The Winchester mizmaze is most unusual, being roughly square, although its paths curve gently and it has rounded corners. It is also one of only two surviving historic English turf mazes where the path is a narrow groove in the turf (the other is at Saffron Walden, Essex).
thought I would add this tragic story about the origin of the Miz Maze.......
Wheeler's Hampshire Magazine for 1828 states the maze is 'famous in Wiccamical history', and that it was cut 'by a College boy'. This marks the first phase in the growth of the local legend, which goes something like this.

A certain boy was condemned for some unspecified misdemeanour to be kept behind in College during the Whitsuntide holidays. As part of his punishment, he was chained to a tree near the riverbank below Blackbridge. He is also said to have roamed on the Hill, presumably during intervals in his bondage, where he devised and cut the Mizmaze. It is also said that he would forlornly sit on the northern ramparts of the Iron Age fort, hence the area is now called 'Misery Corner'. Pining away, he died on the day his schoolfellows returned to College, some saying that he drowned himself in the river. So much for happy schooldays.



I have just completed the Miz Maze.........YAY !!!.........x
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Experiments....

I have been playing around with new backgrounds for my ATC cards ........melting plastics ...had the dates for my Textiles exhibition ........13th October ...YIKES better start stitchin'..............x Check out these cute babies ...I am so pleased I am a vegetarian ........went to Frinkley Down Farm yesterday.........
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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Hols are here ...........

Gracie is the most gentle dog except with little furry bunnies hence the muzzle..... St Catherine's Hill ......Iron Age settlement Sun on the Itchen Way ....... Yup Hols are here and it's started with a lovely river walk down the Itchen Way ......lots of sun and fresh air and wet dogs and family......perfect !!!.......will be catching up with everyone over the next few days ....what have you been up to ????.....xx

Gracie swimming after a ball her most favourite game ....next to chasing small furries .....!!
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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

ONE....MORE....GET.........UP ........!!!!

A random pic of my poorly old dog Gracie.....together with a piece of foil stuck to her chops....a certain giveaway that she has polished off the roasted peanuts that we left on the side ........ YAY...... only one more 'get up' and I'll be back with my friends in Blogland .............can't wait to catch up with all your news......I've missed you all ........x

Gracie ....this is just what I feel like at the moment.....x
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Sunday, 11 July 2010

I want to go home ...............


Ruby waiting patiently for the VERY late train ...........after a busy day at the Beggar's Fair........

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Hot Dogz and ATCz.........



Gracie an' Stitch ....two hot dogs....



Just in case you had forgotten what I looked like ...........x

















Sorry not been keeping up with everyone .........school nearly over .................9 'get-ups' left.........Phew will I make it ????.......x
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