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gail middleton
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The Wonder of it All
Dearest Emily, Well, just a couple more pictures to do, and it will be time to put them together as an exhibition. I thought, if you didn't mind, that I would print out my blog-posts to you to go next to each painting. It'll give people something to read as...

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Idylls of Freshwater
Dearest Emily, What a beautiful morning! It's about thirty degrees here, and I have just opened up the shop- hoping to get a quick post out for you with some new paintings. Here's one of the Estuary that I did for you last week. You remember the Causeway 'E...

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In the Eye of the Beholder
Dearest Emily, I've painted you a corner of my garden this week, It was lovely to see you all last weekend, and weren't we lucky that the sun shone all day for Walk the Wight! You did really well- I did notice that you kept a smile on your face and didn't c...

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Metamorphoses (Or a Grandmother's Musings to her Grandaughter on becoming who you truly are...)
Dearest Emily, Here's my favourite tree again, the beautiful Horse Chestnut which you've seen in its Autumn Glory- all 'Chimeney-red and Halloween orange' as Tom Waits might say. You've seen its leaves die slowly and fall off, and then it stand all bare as ...

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Spring-time Meditations
Dearest Emily, I remember last year, harping on to you about the lovely Horse Chestnuts that line our view from both shops over on School Green. I'm rather in love with one in particular, that sits resplendently opposite me whilst I drink my morning coffee....

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A Journey to the Past and the Future
Dearest Emily, It's been a significant week, one way and another, as I was just explaining to Daddy, what with finding a letter from General Garibaldi dated a month after he was here on the Isle of Wight in 1864, and surviving a glass shower door shattering...

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Run of the Mill Memories
Dearest Emily, Seeing as Grumpa's encouragement of me to carry on painting, has translated into an upcoming exhibition at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice this August, I've been catching up for lost time after a year's hiatus on my hobby. I've also been giving ...

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Keeping Things at Bay
Dearest Em, It was lovely to see you last weekend. Florence's Christening was fun, and it was lovely to see everybody. Thank-you for using your magic wand to turn me into a mouse, and then back to my normal self, and then into a secret fire breathing dragon...

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Beauty and the Fog.
Dearest Emily, Here we are in January, a hiatus in the cycle of Nature's seasons. A cavity, a breach. Of course we know and are acutely aware at this time of the year- to expect to get stuff like; drizzly rain, blustery days, milky sunshine, bitter cold- an...

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On Hiding Lights under Bushels
Dearest Emily, It's been way too long since we last saw each other- you and Annabel and especially little Florence are all growing up. Do you think I'll recognise you? It has been over three whole months after all! I've done you another picture. It is of Sc...
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