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It’s our 30th wedding anniversary today. We celebrated it at the Cattlemen’s Association in Harrogate with a couple of T-bones that looked as though they should be in The Flintstones.

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Here are two I made earlier

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Our youngest, Harry, is a full time mum who’s recently become addicted to watercolour painting. She’s already sold quite a few of her pictures on eBay. They are delightful with a great sense of movement, bags of charm and scrumptious colours.

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Harriet Frankland on eBay UK

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Harriet Frankland on eBay UK

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Harriet Frankland on eBay UK

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Harriet Frankland on eBay UK

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Harriet Frankland on eBay UK

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Harriet Frankland on eBay UK

Our eldest, Ben, is a self employed tiler but, every now and then, he too will get the urge to paint or draw. Although he sold a painting not so long ago, he doesn’t often have time to put brush to paper so it’ll probably be a while before another comes up for sale.

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I’m a proud mum.

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This blog is dedicated to my husband, John. He has been amazing since I was taken poorly. He’s done everything for me, everything around the house, everything for the dog and, now that he’s gone back to work, everything there too. I can’t wait to be better so that I can return the favour. There will be favourite dinners, presents, goodies. I may even do housework!

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Me and my illustrated man. Married now just shy of thirty years. This was on the beach at Scarborough during a family day out. Our son took the photo, our daughter and son-in-law are next to him and the grandchildren are playing at our feet. A very happy memory.

The kindness of strangers

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The visitors of the lady in the next hospital bed must have overheard me telling my kids and husband that I wished I had some art stuff with me because, bless their hearts, they waited until my own visitors were gone and then offered to bring me some in the next day. The lovely young lass, an art student I believe, whose name I will never know, sorted me out with two types of paper, coloured pencils, paints, brushes, sharpener, rubber, everything I would need. My armchair project is a painting made from all the goodies she gave me and, when it’s finished, it will take pride of place on my wall as a reminder of just how extraordinarily kind people can be.

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