Category Archives: Children

Middle-Age Musings


The years described as ‘middle age’ are arbitrary, but commonly believed to occur later now than one hundred years ago. The middle years occupy about one-third of our life cycle, and can last between twenty and thirty years. For the … Continue reading

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Updated Cover Reveal for ‘TISSUE OF LIES’


Updated Cover To coincide with my new collaborated book’s launch tomorrow, 23rd December, I’ve updated the cover on my first book ‘Tissue of Lies’.   I have made it clear it’s a new cover. See the blurb on the Amazon … Continue reading

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Photos On My Wall


    Photos On My Wall Many photos on my wall Those happy, smiling faces, Children young and Oh! So small Memories, no time erases *** Babes in arms, cuddled and kissed, First ice cream, and days at school, Loved … Continue reading

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reblogged…One Afternoon with Lily


One Afternoon with Lily.

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The Neuroblastoma Children’s Society Still Needs Your Help


Sadly Millie-Rose Heaton lost her battle against this dreadful disease. We can no longer help Millie-Rose but there are lots of other children suffering this illness. Please visit the Neuroblastoma Children’s Society website where you’ll learn of the other little fighters.

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Millie Rose Website


The Millie-Rose website is open

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Millie-Rose Heaton’s Update


Yesterday, Millie-Rose took a turn for the worse and was having difficulty breathing. Everyone thought it was the cancer but it was a chest infection. I’m happy to say, her updated news on Facebook says she spent a settled night in the … Continue reading

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The Second Portrait I Ever Painted


  Original acrylic painting of my first Granddaughter. Painted from a photograph.

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Compliments and Put Downs


  A few months ago, our 10-year-old granddaughter built up her granddad’s ego by telling him he was ‘cool’. As his chest was swelling with pride she qualified her statement by saying, “yes cool, Constipated – Overweight – Overrated – Loser”. Oh dear! I … Continue reading

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Second Dabbed Paint On 300gm Wet Paper


    Remember that these dabbed paintings are only 1.5″ x 2.5″. Why not let your children paint the dabs on the wet paper and you can suggest an image from it.  You could even paint the finished picture if they … Continue reading

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My First Portrait Sketch


 

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First Portrait Painting I’ve Ever Done


My first attempt painting a person; my second Granddaughter in her fairy costume. I painted it in acrylic paints from a photograph and it’s obvious now the angle isn’t right, ha ha. PROMOTING AUTHORS http://otrazhenie.wordpress.com http://bookvolume.com http://islandeditions.wordpress.com https://carolec55.wordpress.com http://wordsmithatwork.com

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Update on Millie Rose Heaton


For all those who enquired, here is Millie Rose’s Facebook link. https://www.facebook.com/MillieRoseAppeal Her appeal is still open.  

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Millie Rose Appeal


There is a little girl aged two who lives near me in Lancashire. Her name is Millie Rose Heaton and she is desperately ill with Neuroblastoma. Her family is frantically trying to raise the £250,000 needed for treatment in Germany. Millie Rose … Continue reading

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How Strange Life Is!


How strange life is! Mostly we live our lives in a humdrum sort of way, preparing meals and eating them, washing the dishes, going to school or work, etc., with only the occasional fantastic, “Whoopee” up days.  We leave school, … Continue reading

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Compliments and Put Downs


Yesterday, our 10-year-old granddaughter told her granddad he was ‘cool’. As his chest was swelling with pride she qualified her statement by saying, “yes cool, Constipated – Overweight – overrated – Loser”.

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