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Oystercatchers, oars and pheasants from afar.

I never realised till blogging these illustrated alphabet letters how many feathery friends appear, which seems ironic as here we are in lockdown , not flying anywhere, not even to Paris! Here is letter P for pheasant who flew into Britain, courtesy of the Romans, in the 11th Century.. How on earth! My pheasant is…

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Q is jumping the queue to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday today!

Letter Q is jumping the alphabetical queue to mark our Queen’s 94th Birthday today.Here is a personalised Q print of Quince and Queen Quail, surrounded by quince blossom from the garden.The crown was previously drawn for a customer who requested one for her Jack Russell to illustrate a special occasion print celebrating her 25th Wedding…

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U is for thank yoU NHS!

I could not bring myself to post the next illustrated alphabet letter yesterday – it was one of those days under lockdown when I felt the futility of all I do, in contrast to the heroic efforts of the NHS.Then today I looked at my U for ‘Unicycling under the Union Jack’: a flying flag,…

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What’s the story?

Here we all are in lockdown due to coronavirus, doing our best for the NHS, the heroes of our day, by staying at home and not socialising. Last week we watched JULIE AND JULIA with Meryl Streep (Julia) and Amy Adams (Julie) – who decides to blog daily a recipe of the famous 1950s cook,…

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