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Finally sussed out how to get my thumbnail photos on to my listings on eBid…..and it only took me four days.

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Poppies Cafe Tea Rooms

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I’ve worked so hard all through June, completing 24 paintings, that I’ve decided to treat myself to a day off tomorrow and take my book out to lunch at Poppies Cafe, http://www.ripon.co.uk/poppies/ , where I’m known as “Coleslaw Lady”. I love going to Poppies. They have table service. Everyone deserves to be waited on right? Their staff are friendly and welcoming and make my sandwiches to my own specifications. All sandwich connoisseurs will understand why this is important. I myself like prawn mayonnaise on brown bread with no butter. I hate butter. Their coffee, which I like black and bitter, is strong enough to kick my weary backside into gear for the long walk home and their coleslaw, well, it’s just simply the best in Ripon. Sometimes I order three portions of it. Hence the nickname. Contrary to what my husband and kids think, coleslaw is a big deal. It has to be freshly made. None of that tub rubbish that has a weird texture and a frighteningly long shelf life. It shouldn’t have mustard seeds in. Mustard seeds are pants. It should be mixed with plenty of mayonnaise but not be swimming in it. It should be tangy but not screw-your-face-up tangy. Coleslaw is a big deal.

On to the fruits of my labour. I can’t put photos of all the paintings on tonight as there have been so many since my last blog that I’d still be at the computer when the sun came up.

Here we go:

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Dust Me

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My thoughtful son often leaves little messages for me on my laptop:

004Well, it’s not as if I want to be remembered for my contribution to housework is it. (I predict my husband will say “just as well” when he reads this tomorrow morning).

Here’s what I’ve been busy doing instead:

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Had been craving a bit of drawing with oodles of detail. This is as far as I managed to get between dog walking and shopping (when I say “shopping”, it actually means; sitting in Morrisons’ cafe reading a book). I fully intended to paint in colour once the drawing was finished but I’m quite liking the black and white. I’ll decide tomorrow when I (hopefully) finish the drawing part.

So far:

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Doodle

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It occurs to me that Doodle is no longer a puppy. I’m pretty sure he’s over the 18 months mark which I believe, in dog years, makes him a man now. Man or not (mainly not), he’s still cute.

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What I’ve been up to lately:

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