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About Candy

I am 74, was a teacher, then a dealer in antiques and collectables. When I retired to the seaside I started website selling antique and vintage games and wooden jigsaw puzzles. Now, I'm spending my time blogging, gardening and making oil paintings.

Silly, the little things that please us!

Most days, when I use the downstairs loo, I am made happy by one ridiculous item! Probably eight or nine years ago I bought, via EBay, a small cupboard with four drawers to one side, as a storage unit for … Continue reading

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Which way is up?

Here is an abstract painting I made the other day. I quite like it – it’s colours and the shapes – but am not sure which way up it goes, so I thought I’d ask you. Thanks! 😄 (Don’t you … Continue reading

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Sleepless night – thanks Mr Putin!

My sleepless night is not important. It hasn’t any earth-shaking repercussions. I will survive it. But, it shouldn’t have happened! During my childhood in America there was an air raid siren on top of the neighbourhood school. Every once in … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2022 to you all!

It’s been a few weeks since I wrote a post so I thought I would just send you all seasons greetings, whoever you are and whatever it is you are celebrating.

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What made you look at my Blog?

Every few days I have a look to see if anybody has read my recent posts and am often surprised for two reasons – the first is that not many people have visited my blog and the second is that … Continue reading

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Skinny girl, not so skinny old white haired woman!

When I was born, seventy eight and a half years ago, I weighed (I’ve been told) seven pounds, three ounces. I put on weight as expected and was never overweight as a child. It was the same with my sister, … Continue reading

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Risk-Averse? Who, Me? Yes, me!

I think of myself as a ‘risk averse’ old lady. I don’t like travelling in cars, planes, buses, trains – and certainly not on the back of a motorbike or scooter, with or without a helmet. Maybe it’s because my … Continue reading

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Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles from the early 20th century

When I moved to the seaside I gave up selling most antiques but I didn’t give up entirely – I started a website (now closed) selling antique and vintage games and wooden jigsaw puzzles. There were a few other websites … Continue reading

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The Uselessness of Stuff – Part 3

I’ll tell you where my collecting ‘stuff’ really started, before I finish telling you about the stuff I have and how useless it really is (except for that platter I showed you last time, which has been very handy on … Continue reading

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