13 Dec 18

I am a complete girly girl. I LOVE pink – especially blush pink and would happily live in a pink palace if I thought I could get away with it.  But at the moment I can’t because I live in a rented house.   What I can do though, with my landlords permission (because he is […]

11 Dec 18


lionofchaeronea: Self-Portrait as David with the Head of Goliath, Johan Zoffany, 1756 Source: lionofchaeronea

02 Dec 18
OCA: A Textile Vocabulary

The aim of this research is to look at at least three examples from the list of artists below. The focus is on finding examples of their floral or leaf-based work and try to determine why these motifs are so important, dominant or recurring in their work. Elizabeth Blackadder William Morris Marni Zoffany Takashi Murakami […]

30 Nov 18
Horse Racing Highlights

       On Friday November 23rd, it’s the 36th running of the Hollywood Turf Cup during Fall Racing Festival at Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego, California. The Hollywood Turf Cup was first run at Hollywood Park Racetrack, Inglewood, California, in1981, and was moved to Del Mar in 2014 after Hollywood Park was closed. The Hollywood Turf […]

29 Nov 18


lionofchaeronea: Self-Portrait as David with the Head of Goliath, Johan Zoffany, 1756

26 Nov 18


20 Nov 18
All Things Georgian

Quilted petticoats were an item of clothing that transcended any notions of class or status; they were worn throughout most of the eighteenth-century by all women from nobility down to fish-wives and had a variety of uses. Usually tied at either side of the waistband, they had a gap in the side seams which allowed […]

19 Nov 18
Knife and the Gospel

God save Great George our King, Long live our noble King, God save the King! Send him victorious, Happy and Glorious Long to reign o’er us; God save the King! On the afternoon of Thursday, October 26, 1775, His Royal Majesty George III, King of England, rode in royal splendor from St. James’s Palace to […]

18 Nov 18

 NAP Zoffany Bay 4/1 (PP) – Hereford 14:45 – 2pts win Lost -2pts Zoffany Bay was an impressive winner over today’s trip at Plumpton earlier this month, travelling well and jumping excellently throughout, before pulling clear with a couple of hurdles to go and staying on strongly to win by eight lengths. That was just his […]

17 Nov 18
So-Called Historians

In 1761, at the age of 17, Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz married King George III of Great Britain – a man she had only met that morning. Charlotte endured an extremely stormy crossing to reach England, and had lost so much weight from illness when she arrived that her heavy diamond-encrusted wedding dress was […]

15 Nov 18

Nueve ‘príncipes’ serán vistos las 24 horas en el nuevo reality de MTV, “The royal world” Jueves 15 de noviembre.- Este jueves a partir de las 22:00 horas MTV estrenará el reality de seis episodios “The royal world”. El programa contará con la participación de nueve miembros de la realeza europea e internacional. Los competidores […]

06 Nov 18
Ross Campbell Racing Services

Hopefully followers backed the horses I mentioned on here yesterday.  Zoffany Bay was a good winner at Plumpton yesterday, he jumps well, and can win again.  I mentioned that I thought Cross Counter had a live chance in this mornings Melbourne Cup, given a good ride by Kerrin Mckevoy, he managed to win.  An excellent […]

05 Nov 18

5th November 2018 “Life is the leaves which shape and nourish a plant, but art is the flower which embodies its meaning.”  (Charles Rennie Mackintosh)   Aims This project (two exercises) aims to help you: explore through drawing a new primary visual source self-direct your choice of media and tools for these drawings. Brief In […]

05 Nov 18
The Sun
GET up and At ’em in Kempton’s 6.00. ATTY PERSSE (NAP) didn’t get home over 1m6f when last sighted at Newmarket. The classy four-year-old has had a wind op since then and is returned to his best trip now. ROYAL HALL (3.00 Plumpton, nb) arrives seeking a fourth straight victory. The form of his latest win at this track was given a big boost by the runner-up last weekend. GOLDEN IRIS (6.30 Kempton, treble) showed her rivals a clean pair of heels over course and distance last month. A 4lb rise looks fair and she has landed the plum draw in one. [boxout headline=”Templegate’s treble”]NAP 6.00 Kempton – Atty Persse: ‘Has had a wind op and drop back in trip a big plus’ NEXT BEST 3.00 Plumpton – Royal Hall: ‘In great form and recent win has since been franked’ TREBLE 6.30 Kempton – Golden Iris: ‘Course and distance winner could be hard to catch’ [/boxout] HEREFORD 1.45 Agincourt Reef 2.15 Love Lane 2.45 Roll The Dough 3.15 What’s Occurring 3.45 Welsh Designe 4.15 Tight Call KEMPTON 4.30 Fabiolla 5.00 Cloudlam 5.30 Skydiving 6.00 Atty Persse (nap) 6.30 Golden Iris (treble) 7.00 Fieldsman 7.30 Enmeshing PLUMPTON 1.30 Zoffany Bay 2.00 Andapa 2.30 Presenting Berkley 3.00 Royal Hall (nb) 3.30 Turban 4.00 Sixties Idol [bc_video video_id=”5854483581001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jockey clings on for dear life to finish third at Argentan racecourse”]