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Pesky bugs

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Michelle Robertson

30 April 2010

Well! Or Unwell in my case! I seemed to have picked up some sort of bug which is really bugging me. I took to my bed Wednesday night and dragged myself out of it this morning, but still feel rubbish. Still I"m here now and uploads and subbing is calling my way, which will hopefully take my mind  ...

Rain on my parade

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Michelle Robertson

27 April 2010

I knew it had to happen but the weather men cruelly built up our hopes last week and promised us a sunny bank holiday with average temperatures for this time of year. And what happens? I check out the five day forecast only to find symbols of heavy rain throughout! I am mostly disappointed as I was  ...

Debatable

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Michelle Robertson

22 April 2010

We have finally finished the Shed Special for Woodworking, Plans & Projects, and it"s now back to Woodcarving duties for me. As some of you may know, we are also doing something of special issue, so July/August 115 will be The Bird Issue. So projects, techniques and galleries will be centred ...

Get me to the church on time

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Michelle Robertson

20 April 2010

Well what did you all do at the weekend? Glorious weather wasn"t it? Well I had the good fortune of attending a wedding on Saturday of none other than Peter Benson and his good half, Em. I left plenty of time to arrive at the church, which I am glad I did as I had something of a nightmare journe ...

Shed load of pages

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Michelle Robertson

15 April 2010

Wearing my Woodworking, Plans & Projects hat has been exciting this week as we are working on a shed special edition of the magazine. It all looks rather good and I am looking forward to seeing the end results of our special gatefolded pages. It has got me thinking that I too would like a giant  ...

Sun and politics

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Michelle Robertson

13 April 2010

What"s going on? The sun has been out for a few days now, and the UK is actually starting to get warmer. Have we finally put away the drawn-out winter months to make way for spring? The blossoms on the trees certainly think so, and it is warming to see nature bursting into life. And it"s so  ...

Return from Oz

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Michelle Robertson

9 April 2010

Hello my lovely woodcarvers. Yes I am back in the Woodcarving seat after a lovely break in Australia for 2 weeks. And yes I did enjoy myself tremendously thank you! The highlight? Too many to mention, from meeting an orphaned kangaroo and watching dolphins surfing the waves, to encountering a scorpi ...

Creative interpretations

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Mark Baker

7 April 2010

Well, the Easter break has been and gone and all attempts of getting in the garden and tidying it up were thwarted by it being wet and claggy underfoot. Not only did I want to clear up some of the detritus and so on, which accumulates during the winder months to allow the plants to breathe and not b ...

Club expansion

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Mark Baker

1 April 2010

Woodcarving groups seem to be mobilising themselves to feature in ever more places, showing what people are up to. Both turners and carvers have the most clubs of any woodworking disciplines and these, it seems, are serving people well. So not only is there friendship and help within the clubs, ther ...

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