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Archive - 2010

Mistletoe and wine...

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Michelle Robertson

24 December 2010

So this is Christmas, And what have you done, Another year over, And a new one just begun... la la la! Well we can"t avoid it any longer. The commercialism of Christmas is everywhere and on this the eve of Christ"s birthday, you may as well give in and join in the festivities. I am looking f ...

One flu over the woodworking nest

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Michelle Robertson

17 December 2010

Cough cough sneeze... the magazine staff at GMC have been hit quite significantly with cold and flu viruses this week. I don"t think I have ever heard so many people coughing and sounding poorly in a workplace as I have over the last few days. It would be fair to say that more people than not ha ...

Carvings spirit

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Michelle Robertson

10 December 2010

Today I have had the honour of subbing a fantastic article on the making of two very special and beautiful panels depicting scenes from the two great wars: WWI and WWII. Put together by the West Riding Woodcarvers, the panels feature 95 individual scenes relating to the the wars, carved by members o ...

Snow joke

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Michelle Robertson

7 December 2010

Well, well, well! The British Isles has had a fair amount snow these past 2 weeks, which I really don"t mind, but when it means taking on the Krypton Factor, Challenge Anneka and Mission Impossible in order to get to work, it isn"t funny. In fact it"s snow joke (queue groans in hundreds  ...

That time already?

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Michelle Robertson

26 November 2010

I just gave myself a shock. I looked at my calendar and realised how close to Christmas we actually are! There"s so much more to do with work and home before the big day that it just seems a mountain to climb to get it all done. But as well all know, mountains can be climbed and I have my best h ...

Shed shelved

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Michelle Robertson

23 November 2010

So the panes of glass got put into the shed in a fashion i.e. still not completed but nearly there! BUT I was on another task at the weekend i.e. shelving. Having visited our large chain DIY store, we decided that the purchase of good solid timber was more cost effective and better quality from the  ...

Potty about Potter

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Michelle Robertson

19 November 2010

Yes Potter fever has hit the world once more as we embark on the latest boy wizard adventure at the cinemas. I must admit to being a fan myself so will be off this weekend to catch up on the latest installment. Otherwise weekend projects will involve more shed related work. Really want to finish the ...

Huff and puff and blow the shed down

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Michelle Robertson

12 November 2010

Glad to say I haven"t taken to eating flies yet, climbing walls or spinning webs (see last blog for clarification) so the spider bites hasn"t affected me thus far. Which is just as well as the clock is counting down for our repro for Woodcarving issue 118 so time is of the essence right now! ...

Spider Girl

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Michelle Robertson

10 November 2010

Well am happy to report that the Lewes Bonfire went well on the whole, and we were all allowed back in the office on Monday morning. And what a great job the town did on cleaning up afterwards. For all the thousands of people that lined the streets and the bustle of firework activity, you wouldn" ...

Shut up shop: Lewes is on the march!

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Michelle Robertson

5 November 2010

And so the biggest event in the Lewes calendar is upon us. Windows and doors of shops, offices and homes are boarded up as soon as day breaks, and a major evacuation of non-residents takes place throughout the day. Travel in and out the town is virtually impossible as an enforced exclusion zone surr ...

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