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A slightly different creative angle – planning a family dinner party to celebrate my mom’s sixtieth birthday. I had a ball with tête-à-tête daffodils, ticking table runners and Lin’s life in black and white photos. Each guest was given a mini canvas (7cm square) in advance to decorate as a gift for Lin. Mine features fragments of plates. I can’t stop myself picking up little fragments on my walks as they fascinate me – what is their history, why did they break and who handled them? They are so beautiful with a hint of their design and some day I hope to use my many pieces.

For my last birthday, my sister gave me an enormous 1930s typewriter apologising if it was a ‘white elephant’. It wasn’t and was given a home on our hallway table – a Singer table which I had revamped with an oak top and a lick of paint. We have gone back to old technology and type messages or whimsical thoughts on our typewriter. To set it all off, I knew that I now had the perfect reason to buy the giclée ‘Liquorice Buttons’ by our local artist Kate Kessling where hidden amongst the buttons is a surprise that makes me smile each morning. Want to know more about Kate? Visit