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Sneaking off to sea again

Ship’s Log: Saga Pearl II, somewhere south of Madeira, due to arrive Funchal 1830 this evening. Wind, NNW 5-6, sea state moderate (2-3m swell). Weather: cloudy, temperature 15 degrees. Preparation for this afternoon’s art class done, forecast for lunch: imminent and looking good. Did I say I was not cruising this winter? I changed my continue reading »

History is ship-shaped

I did it;  said goodbye to the river, to damp duvets and the curlew’s cry.  I moved off the boat and into a small flat so I am now in winter mode, turning inwards and facing every creative’s dilemma – the pull of what you feel inspired to do versus the pull of what you continue reading »

A bad day for Columbus

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, was pretty impressive.  He had tenacity, the gift of the gab, the ability to lead, and an unshakeable belief that Asia lay on the other side of the Atlantic.  It wasn’t his fault that there was a large continent and an even larger ocean in the way; Columbus was quite continue reading »

Back to the drawing board….

We’ve finally had confirmation that we have a stand at the Southampton Boat Show – which means I need to pick up a paintbrush, remember which end to use, and create loads of new ‘stuff’.  First on the drawing board is next year’s year planner (yes, I know it’s only April but it’s on the continue reading »