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How boring: a plastic chair? Actually, not the most recent post I've made on my blog but worth a reference. Google want me to ditch "old" G+ but I'm resistant to that because of things working slightly less well (for me) in the new version. But it's the cloud, so that's that. Another peeve : Why does G+ let me select "also email .." but never actually send the mail anymore? Anyway - very busy just now but managed to scrape together a post of two.

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If you end up with family or various relations at Christmas, I hope you manage to get on with them. In more tribal times or places, family could be a source of power but also a source of rivalry. Medieval kngs like Clovis knew how to deal with that but hisradical solution is less common today, at least in East Anglia. But who knows?

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I reecently read a book I consider one of the best I've ever read, up there with Tolstoy. I also had a look in the members only section of the Royal Academy (a part of it anyway). Very nice. I was looking at Olwyn Bowey's art work on the walls of the café.

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Olwyn Bowey at the RA, likes painting plants and has a distinctive style. Great to see inside the member facilities at the Royal Academy too. I also went to the Llewellyn Alexander gallery on the way home to check their 2016 Christmas "4 man show", although it's two men and two women:  Pamela Kay, Lisa Graa Jensen, Geoffrey Wynne and John Yardley. Have a look here http://www.lafp.co.uk/christmas2016/christmas2016.htm. Good to see them selling as well. Lisa Graa Jensen's are quirky and fantastic, also quite affordable.

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A short review of the recent film Arrival - plus a painting. Another "pot" I'm afraid ...

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Back in the days when the sky was blue and not a cloud to be seen, and British Summer Time ruled the timezones.

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A couple of books recently removed from the queue and read. The queue often doesn't shrink much though, if at all. Not such a bad problem to have/ Time for reading is a very important part of life to me. Thankfully, I never developed an interrest in computer gaming. The Explorer is another novel from James Smythe that's suitably dark and foreboding for this time of year.

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Having watched and enjoyed the recent BBC program about Chinese Ceramics, China in Six Easy Pieces, I thought I would like to see the Percival David collection at the British Museum myself.

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I'm sure a lot of people will be very excited to hear that I've done another painting of a pot, this time in oils.

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A small painting for October.
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