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The chance to do a commission of ‘Ben’, a beautiful retired racehorse, immediately making me think of the equestrian art of Alfred J Munnings. However, in portrait format, a contemporary composition for the painting rather than the landscape format that characterised his paintings. Croustade de Canard with blueberries on the menu with eggplant and a herb and Parmesan flat bread starter. Slow roasted the duck

First dinner out as a diabetic, gently managed by Clare and Terry. Tablets and insulin injection packed with the mineral water. A tasty starter of salmon with a spot of grapefruit and crème fraîche (designed for pairing with Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc) on segments of cucumber to accommodate my carbohydrate intolerance, with a fillet on the braai and salad. A handful of blueberries my

The last of summer afternoon jazz at Blend. Bougainvillea flowers sparkling in the sunshine. The cool wind kept away from the cozy seating by the screen of trees and the pizza oven. Oyster Catchers preening in the morning light. The wet beach sand a mirror for their 'runway' strutting. Feet a tad frozen on the cold beach sand. Hopefully there are not too many gaps

New Year. The sun coming up above the lagoon for a short cappuccino walk, which I did manage to launch across the table!  Baked Camembert with slow roasted pork belly and Terry's fabulous terrine de campagne our New Year lunch. Good music, a tad too much red wine (?) with the rain bringing relief from scorching summer days. The owl chick, or more correctly an

Harbour Town Adventures A hole in the palm of my hand from falling over the gabion as my cycle trashed legs didn't quite coordinate with my brain. An out-of-proportion amount of blood. Thrilled that the painting of 'Joseph Jazz' was selected as a Special Merit Award Winner and 'Sinni' was a winner of an Honourable Mention at the 2016 LST Open Art Exhibition, Florida USA,

'Don't spend time and energy fretting about the monsters in your head. Start a new painting and you will have a whole collection of new monsters!' Blue skies, the waters of the lagoon sparkling under summer sun. Yachts hardly moving in the gentle breeze. This, the view from the studio windows and my painting, 'Summer Fun'. Influenced by John Henry Twatchman, the painting pushing