I should know? I knew the date – today. But a couple of weeks back I thought is it 2 or 3 years since dad died? It seems so long since I’ve seen him really- coud be 3 years. And in a different way – seems like only yesterday when we visited him in hospital … More Two or Three years?
2nd June- first trip to Ruthin craft centre. Meeting Carole Netting. Have a show, love the country side. 3rd June –Gary’s funeral Dad, Jeff, Simon and Roy are bearer’s- must have been very sad- back of my mind all day. Monday 9th June-Julian makes wonderful progress on the housing front- the chance to apply for … More From my diary 1986. ‘Life as a student- to finding a little nest in North Wales’
Stupidly the ignorance of my youth- I had a piece of card entitled ‘Royal, Academy of Art’ Exhibitors varnishing & season ticket -stuck in my diary . Well I thought I had to get my painting ‘re- varnished’ & having exhibited a print. I didn’t go. So whenever I watch the BBC, the Royal Academy … More Various- from my diary…1985
Graham Sadler worked for Thompsons Holidays ( at this time) & he kindly asked us along on a freebie flight to Spain. Oh yes- that will do very nicely. The lack of sleep, Bran Muffin, my undiagnosed Coeliac disease all made for a lovely holiday. Not. Please forgive the self induced writings of a teenage … More A trip to Alicante for the day!
Back in midst of time October 1982. When we were all slimmer and a lot younger. I can’t just photocopy my diaries ( too rude), or health & safety issues. So I will surmise.- Thurs 7 Oct- Julian as another keen student at North Staffs Poly came to see me at 12 noon, saying the … More ‘Isn’t she Pretty in Pink’
Josh has learnt how to Facetime. So we has a few minutes together- but more importantly the test results for the bungalow came back clear!! after one female carer caught the virus. In fact by the time if took for Josh and the other 3 lads, who live in the house test result to appear- … More Good news
The day I was trying out further diagnosis for Coeliac Disease\ apart from nobody knew what it was then! So I had to go through these barbaric tests.(watch out if you feel a bit queezzy. 24tth July 1984 ( Maria’s birthday) In St Helier’s hospital ( a hospital that smacked of all things art decor), … More The Crosby Capsule……..
Reading from my 1984 diary. It’s May 7th, and I spend the weekend at Dairy House for the first time since Maria & Jeff have had little Tom- No 4. As soon as I’m up- go to the cottage. – and see Tom Warburton. He’s a funny little baby- not like any of the others … More For Tom
Well that was a lot of pictures and writing!! I have a few things to note, from the pages of my diary. Firstly I was astute enough at 21 to say ‘I feel proud of all this and dad collecting it all- but so sad coz its all going tomorrow!…….. Maria said Jeff is so … More The Warburton Collection
No more confusion. Is it 3 o’clock, or is it 4? Not only am I confused by the day, the time but the date is it Sat 19th.I can cheat and look at the calendar. It’s easy today as I know it’s a sat. ‘Britain Got Talent’ is on!!Well my birthday is here again. My … More Wednesday, or is it thurs, or Friday.
I look at these jugs each day- and they may have the odd chip or broken handle but they give me such pleasure- how sad is that! T & this drawing from Josh. I sent him a Happy Easter card ( well it was scrawled on the back of a picture of Laurel & Hardy) … More testing times