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This is my diary blog which I started when I retired from the Civil Service in April 2010. I like to include some of the things that I see and do with as many photographs as possible. Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you enjoyed it and will return to see what I have been doing. Or you could always join and be one of my followers.

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Monday, 12 November 2012

Mum's Pictures

As I have not been out and about recently but I wanted to add something to my blog I thought I would include some of the work that my Mum made or painted over the years.   First I have included a couple of cross stitch pictures she made.   One is my name which she made for me and the other she made at the time of the Queens Silver Jubilee.

The following pictures are ones that she painted.  The first is a landscape she painted from a photograph, this picture is now with Steve.
Lance has the Primrose picture below.
The following picture is at Mum's home.
I have the following pictures.  The first picture is of the dining room from her house, the next is a spider plant and finally my favourite the sweetie jar, which she gave to me a long time ago.


  1. Lovely paintings, what a talented Mum you have. I can see where your talent comes from now :-)

    1. Thank you Laura. Her pictures are lovely and it is so nice to keep them. She could always sketch or draw or paint really well but I never could.