Friday, 12 January 2018

Ross Andrews exhibition at Margate Old Town Pie Factory January 23rd 30th

My first exhibition of 2018 ‘Unfamiliar’ starts 23rd - 30th January . Come along if you’re in town 🌊 Event page is linked

Hi I got the above info from Twitter (did I tell you before " I like twitter" ) Here is a link to the Pie Factory website The Pie Factory is a fantastic exhibition space in the heart of Margate Old Town and just a short walk from the Turner Contemporary or as I have started calling it the Tate Margate, is that being cheeky? Ross is exhibiting his wave art photography and maybe even some photos of his Sand Art work. I would put a link to his website but  having just phoned him and asked his new website wont be going live until the end of Feburary. Here is his old website ROSS ANDREWS WAVE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Ross also has an exhibition page on FaceBook Unfamiliar Coastline
Also a Ross Andrews Wave Photographjer  twitter Page here
And here is Ross Andrews Art and  Wave Photography Art Page on Instagram here is a link to one of my favourite shots of the Chalk stacks at Botany Bay Broadstairs.
Ross Andrews Unfamiliar Exhibition Margate Pie Factory

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Last Chance to see Tracey Emin My Bed

Yep time fly's and all that stuff. January 14th is the closing date for the current exhibition at the Turner Contemporary. It is also my sisters Birthday Hi Sally Happy Birthday! Arp: The Poetry of Forms
Tracey Emin My Bed/JMW Turner
John Davies, My Ghosts

Friday, 5 January 2018

Nominations for the Leader of the Women's Equality Party are now open

I received this email today and thought I should post it on here:-

Nominations for the Leader of the Women's Equality Party are now open on the online portal. They will remain open until 23.59 on Wednesday 24 January 2018.
To submit your nomination as a candidate, please complete the online form via the candidate button on the website. Once you have registered, you will be able to save and return to the form anytime before the deadline.
Candidates and/or their election agents are required to attend a mandatory online briefing. Briefings will be held at 18:00 - 19:30 on Tuesday 9 January, Tuesday 16 January and Thursday 25 January 2018. To participate in one of the online briefings, please email the Returning Officer
If you have agreed to support a candidate’s nomination, please complete the online form via the nominate button on the website.
The deadline for both candidates and nominators is 23:59 on Wednesday 24 January 2018. Nominations will not be accepted after this time.
Yours sincerely,
Alison Smith
Women's Equality Party Returning Officer

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Hand knitted English Wool hats for sale by Farmer who also writes book!

My Dad was a sheep farmer but I never got the chance to follow in his footsteps and a void has been left by both the passing of my dad and the fact I never had sheep. With the arrival of social media I started following sheep farmers and one such farmer is Andrea Meanwell. I have followed her on twitter (have I mentioned I LOVE Twitter) Andrea is  RuslandShepherdess @ruslandvalley  I have now read two of her books, the first A Native Breed. Starting a Lake District hill farm and her latest
In My Boots. A Year on a Lake District Farm
Along with being a book writing farmer Andrea also finds time to do some knitting. I manage to write a few blog posts once a month but seriously Andrea is a human dynamo and puts my efforts to shame. Things are always financially challenging being a farmer and Angela and her family acquired a farm in one of the most inhospitable but most beautiful places in England, Cumbria! Because of this I feel because I enjoyed her books so much and we speak (is it really speaking when it's actually typing) most days on Twitter (did I mention I like Twitter?) Today's news is all about kids being addicted to Twitter but I am heading towards 80,000 tweets but mostly retweets!
I saw Andrea has an etsy shop as well as Amazon and her publisher also sell her books. And I may not be in my prime anymore due to my Multiple Sclerosis but the readers of this blog know I promote local businesses here in Thanet so why can't I tell the world about her hats that she knits by hand with love up in the Cumbria hill. She uses the wool from her own sheep, and when I mentioned doing this blog post and needing some photos of people wearing her hats, Twitter went mad and not only with picture but personal statements of how good the hats are. So here are a few of those photos and accompanying tweets.

Posted without photos I will finish tomorrow now time for my wife to hoist me out of this wheelchair and into bed.
Sorry about the delay my wife has had flu and I have been stranded without her. Here are some photos and as it say "knitted with love" Thank you to everyone who sent me photos I couldnt use them all XX

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Dreamland Margate The Frosted Fairground

As I am typing this my wife is getting ready to go to Dreamland to meet up with our children and our grandsons to experience The Frosted Fairground. It may seem odd writing about the experience before the event but I wont be going, it is just to cold in my wheelchair and I meed all of my energy for the big day tomorrow. So I am writing to say from today until the 3rd of January Dreamland is turned into a The Frosted Fairground for wint fun and frolics.