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Great Western Railway nr Pangbourne

size 6″ x 9″ approx. 15cm x 22 cm

Apologies for the (former) silly little postage stamp image it’s a problem which seems to occur at random , of course all that means is that there is some little detail on the uploading process which I miss out without realising I have done so. Then I do it all over again and it still goes wrong until finally on a new day I do it all over again again and it goes right and I still have no idea what it was I did wrong the first four times.

One of my sons was sitting an exam as an external candidate near Reading this is what I did while he was furiously ( I hope ) writing. I used to walk in those far off woods and hunt for edible fungi. Pangbourne is to the left and Mapledurham to the right on the other side of the railway and the river Thames (which is hidden).

I am also putting time into getting ready for an open house exhibition in Burgess Hill where I will be in a house with five other women. Our host artist is Suzanne Bench and she is opening up her Art Deco house as a huge gallery- upstairs and downstairs. We will be doing tea and homemade cakes with squash for children. I have had more work framed than ever before which is slightly scary. I went to a framer in Worthing who had already cut mounts for me , she was very quick and the prices are good. She also has racks and racks of frames already made up at sale prices ( left behind by the previous framer possibly) . It would be possible to spend a whole afternoon there hunting through the precut mounts and frames and finding ones which work , as plenty of my work is square it makes it easy to find something.


  1. Susan Atkins
    May 29, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Whitchurch and Pangbourne – names that conjure up a whole host of memories; WHEN i was a child it was a destination on the River, and then later – we would drive there for picnics – I even have a photo to prove it 🙂 Happy daze . . . . I tried to persuade them to call the goldfish Whitchurch and Pangbourne – such distinguished names I thought for goldfish.

    • May 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Dear Sue, finally got the picture to work! xx Alison

  2. May 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

    A very busy time when your children are doing exams. My son too is immersed in them, thankfully I have been able to supply the never-ending requests for cake as my contribution. Good luck with your open house exhibition. I hope it goes well? Ruth

    • May 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Dear Ruth, Finally got the picture to work…I honestly think it was easier sitting the exams myself than being parent to two entrants!! XXAlison

  3. Anonymous
    May 29, 2012 at 11:58 am

    exams bit style up here too….my friends little lad is nuts about steam trains so he will love this….B x

    • May 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Re GWRailway blog post I got the picture up properly…sadly no steam trains to see while I was there, just very fast modern ones!! xx A

  4. June 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

    The picture is lovely so glad you managed to upload it.

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