I don’t know what this is – apart from yellow. 🙂

It is just the outcome of a playtime session, getting the “feel” of the graphics tablet and MS Expression together.  The result of an extremely idle afternoon, in fact.

Shall I entitle it “Lazy Friday Afternoon'” ?


I have been experimenting with importing vectors and turning them into “strokes” – brushes to the rest of us. These little stylised foliage brushes were the result of that particular learning curve.

All I have to do now is to learn how to deploy them in a suitably artful manner.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 18, 2020 at 01:22PM

On our way again. Not far to go and no check in until 2pm so a late and lazy start to our day. I have been watching eagles. Not sure what we are going to be doing for the next few days. We want to take Nell to a vet and the outcome of that… Continue reading October 18, 2020 at 01:22PM

October 16, 2020 at 01:23PM

#livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020


  1. SpinningGill
    June 5, 2009

    That’s gorgeous! Put it on Ebay at $100 (dollars) – it would sell!

    • June 6, 2009

      ROTFL – I might print it off and slice it up to make ATCs one day.

      (Thank you, btw !)

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