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A New Kitten

Sarah Hosking has a new kitten called Doris to add to her menagerie of creatures. I couldn’t resist a picture!

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Back in the Room

I am back at the Hosking House again – this little bit of paradise. The winter fields of turned mud and root crops have been sown with wheat, bright and green with heavy heads, waving in the wind. Sarah Hosking … Continue reading

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Exciting Plans for the Hosking Houses Trust

This weekend I was lucky enough to find myself back in Stratford, to watch the RSC’s Volpone, Merchant of Venice and Othello. I went to support my collaborators Steven Edis (composer of the music in Trevor Nunn’s production of Volpone) and … Continue reading

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Leaving the Room

The residency came to an end as all good things do. I packed up my paper and pens, no that was in another era- I packed up my computer and printer and all the books and papers and the comforting rug … Continue reading

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The Witch of Edmonton

Last night Sarah Hosking and I went to see the RSC production of The Witch of Edmonton, with the sublime Eileen Atkins as Elizabeth Sawyer – the Witch, David Rintoul as Sir Arthur Clarington and Jay Simpson as The Dog … Continue reading

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Trust

 Only in the countryside would you find a little cupboard like this, stacked with wonderful jams and jellies, and laid out with trust.  Inside was also a tupperware box to put your money.  I bought two jars of Jane’s Jam: … Continue reading

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On the Stour with Sarah Hosking and Daisy

The Cottage comes with a boat and so Sarah Hosking took me out on the River Stour to test my river legs. Here she is rowing like a land girl with the intrepid Daisy as our figurehead. I discovered that … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

My scary mono-browed pumpkin head is sitting ready for tonight when the village children will come a-knocking at my door. This morning I have been struggling with the internet.  Just trying to send an email has been difficult.  Not everything in … Continue reading

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Blue Sky and Mermaids in Blackpool

 After my night of drag and Shakespeare I ventured out onto the front at Blackpool and discovered Mermaid illuminations that looked as if they were floating over the Hilton – and a stunning blue sky. In the distance was Blackpool … Continue reading

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Twelfth Night!

At the end of a good weeks work at the retreat I drove off to the Sheffield Crucible to watch Brian playing Feste in the English Touring Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. Directed by Jonathan Mumby, who directed the wonderful … Continue reading

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