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British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, April 2017

  My first craft show, lots of good contacts made, and some sales too, so my work is now in more galleries around the United Kingdom.   

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Shine A Light Tour, Billy Bragg

Yay!! The Bard of Barking is coming to York, 24/01/2017 Billy Bragg concert in York, Shine A Light Billy had this to say about the legacy of that good friend of General Augusto Pinochet, Margaret Thatcher: “The death of Margaret

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Neoliberalism: was 2016 when its extinction began?

I have read these three books about neoliberalism this year, the year of Brexit and Trump, and much else that is not worth celebrating as 2016 draws to a close. The first, Small Is Beautiful, a gift from my friend

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Christian Aid 2016 Christmas Appeal, Light The Way

The 2016 Christian Aid Christmas Appeal is bringing attention to the desperate situations faced by displaced people and refugees. In a question and answer style sermon at the 9:30 service, on 11/12/2016, with Vicar Alan Garrow, St Peter’s, I spoke

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Jobbing joiner!

I have been asked to undertake a repair to the church door I made for All Saints’, Kirkby Overblow, near Harrogate. Nothing has gone wrong with my workmanship, I hasten to add. An incident. Someone, a visitor, got locked into

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Dial House Gallery, Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire

I had good sales of my Shaker trays, baskets and boxes at Just Makers, Harlow Carr Gardens, during March. Dial House Gallery has placed an order for some of my Shaker stuff, delivering it there tomorrow. Dial House Gallery, Kimbolton

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Preparing some goods for the next Just Makers exhibition at Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate

The March 2016 Just Makers show is focusing on textiles. I was asked to supply some Shaker style baskets and trays for display and sale as stitching and knitting accessories.

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A very fine Thames Valley Windsor chair

This lovely Windsor chair has been brought by a client for structural restoration to where its arms join the seat. This is a really quite superb Windsor, and I will record it with pictures, and templates, to share with regional

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Bruno is now an honourary hoser!!

Bruno got very muddy today, so when he got home he was hosed down. He is now a hoser in the best McKenzie brothers tradition.  

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Bruno likes wood

It turns out that Bruno and I share a couple of things in common. First, somewhere down the tree of life, millions of years ago, we share a common ancestor. Second, and of more immediate interest and practicality, we both

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