Category Archives: art

Twist like a Vorticist

An inbetweeners world post-Nursery has left me – Mr Rush Hour writing today – looking after Eve and Leah for a week before Mrs Rush Hour takes over for a more crucial period of settling the girls into the Brave New … Continue reading

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Johnny Town Mouse

“It sounds rather a dull place. What do you do when it rains?” I have always shared  Johnny Town -Mouse‘s view of the countryside and even as a child thought Timmy the Country Mouse’s fear of the noise and clatter of the … Continue reading

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Holiday art and more nostalgia

Over the last year I have found lots of inspiration in The Creative Family which I’ve written about before. One of the ideas in the book is to have weekly family art sessions and for everyone to have their own sketch … Continue reading

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Squabbles in the Sculpture Park

We visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park a few weeks ago during our Wakefield weekend.  After a whole morning in the Barbara Hepworth it seemed like the perfect place to let the girls run free. The park is magnificent but my enduring … Continue reading

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Weekend in Wakefield

The first thing we see on leaving Wakefield Westgate Station is a reminder of the tube station we left behind in London two and a half hours earlier. We managed to smile about this, even after a trying two hours on the train … Continue reading

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Art of the week

Papillon is another word Eve will throw into conversation making me think that four terms worth of french lessons haven’t been completely in vain. They even squabble over a butterfly broach of mine in French which is somehow easier on … Continue reading

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Red, white & blue

  Red The rash Leah woke up with this morning, worrying enough for Mr Rush Hour to take her to hospital and then thankfully get the all clear White Eve and I watched the morning’s events on TV, whilst multi tasking on … Continue reading

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Famous mothers of multiples

Last weekend I quickly caught the Ida Kar exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, having carefully calculated Mr Rush Hour would be able to keep both girls amused in the IT Gallery for as long as it took to get … Continue reading

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Pot Art 2

Eve got her own plant pot on Sunday. She is currently very keen on birds, or oiseau as she says, this being one of a few random French words she mixes into her sentences. She is growing beans, carrots, nigella, nasturtiums and … Continue reading

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Art of the week

Yesterday, in the perfect state which exists somewhere between thoroughly tired from a Sunday afternoon bike ride and bathtime meltdown, both girls wanted to paint. We made trees, ranging from spring time pastels to Leah’s giant verdant oak and Eve’s ghostly … Continue reading

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