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hot air balloon

This weekend we went to Napa Valley, north of San Francisco, to go up in a hot air balloon. We waited in the pre-dawn for the balloons to be lit and the baskets prepared, and nervously readied for the ride. … Continue reading

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Japan travels – food

I love sketching and photographing the wonderful, beautiful food and restaurants in Japan, but I have to be quick, before it all goes cold!We ate all sorts of dishes, from udon to kushiage, and all of it was fantastic… Here’s … Continue reading

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Japan Kyushu travels – week 2

After the mountains, we travelled to the coast, in the misty rain, ready to explore another side of Kyushu. We stayed in a hotel in Nango, and watched the changing mood of the sea and the sky…We drove and drove, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

I’ve just arrived in HK and am loving being back in the warm weather. I spent a day wandering in Causeway Bay and Wanchai, soaking in all the sights and sounds, especially in the wonderfully noisy markets…Here’s how it looked … Continue reading

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Jack London Park

This week I visited the Jack London State Historic Park near Sonoma. It was a beautiful day spent wandering along green paths and poking around in the museum and cottage. I went to the museum first, admiring all the artifacts … Continue reading

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happy new year!

We took a few days off during the holidays to have a little road trip down the coast to Capitola by the sea……and then on to Pinnacles National Park. I spent time sketching, walking and thinking about my goals for … Continue reading

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Star Trek improv

I went to watch Phasers on Stun a Star Trek improv group in San Francisco and I absolutely loved it! The actors was so versatile, playing starship crewmembers, aliens, animals, and sometimes even playing two characters on stage at once.This … Continue reading

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Yosemite

We went to Yosemite National Park at the weekend to attend a wedding, and I loved being surrounded by the trees in the wonderful clear air.We stayed at the historic Wawona hotel (now renamed the Big Trees Lodge), and completely … Continue reading

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watercolour sketches

I’ve been experimenting with watercolours these last few weeks, every time we’ve been to see the Pacific Ocean along the west coast.These two are beaches some way below Half Moon Bay…

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improv theatre

Last weekend we went to see The Iron Stage doing a Game of Thrones improv night in San Francisco, it was amazing! I did lots of sketches while I watched…I said hello to the cast afterwards and showed them my … Continue reading

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