Friday 29 January 2016


I don't do 'ill' ... alas a virus snuck up and I was struck down with bronchitis ... but all is not lost...

... for today Pat cooked her 'Jewish Mother's Soup' .... 

....this isn't just ANY soup ... this is the sort of soup that cures bronchitis whilst, mending the puncture in your tyre, winning Nobel Prizes, stopping Syrian Crisis, calming Storms, bringing peace in our time. The second bowl was even better! 

Tomorrow will bring 'second day' soup.... the black holes in space are cringing

Friday 22 January 2016

Still Painting

Despite being dragged in MANY different directions, I did manage to paint my 'Angolan Woman' on a much smaller canvas ... and the smaller version now lives in Dubai.

I will be similarly downsizing my 'Afghan Man'

To all my painter friends on the Eastern Seaboard of the US, stay warm and safe during the horrendous snow storm that's about to engulf you. Will be watching and thinking (worrying) about you ... and waiting for the snowscapes to follow!

Monday 11 January 2016

My Best Friend

My third granddaughter and best friend 

has published her first book and it came in at 71 in the US Best Sellers List

Proud grandfather or what? 

What I found really touching was the dedication I had no idea existed until I opened the page. Kind of makes life worthwhile.