New Christmas cards..

 

I’ve got some new cards available to buy… ÂŁ2.50 each 🙂 Market Hill  and High Town in Luton, and a small girl with decapitated bear x

 

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Alternative Markets

..A couple of weeks ago we went to the Northampton Alternative Bring and Buy market,. which was brilliant. I sold a lot of art, and I came home with some amazing little beasts from Spooky Doof creations and Pins and Needles

Here are a few of the bits I sold..

 

Anyway it went so well and was so much fun that we decided to do our own version in Luton on 3rd December.. still a couple of stalls available..

 

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Inks and things

Last night we were watching “Nuts” the documentary and  Game of Thrones and I had all the inks out and later the alcohol pens (less dangerous after a couple of glasses of mulled wine) and I drew these. I am now slightly worried about my sanity but quite pleased by how they turned out.

 

( windsor&newton indian ink, and quink inks on watercolour paper – or alcohol markers on canvass board)

Busy art month!

On the August bank holiday I had a little art stall at Sunshine Riding School and sold some of my pictures .. Enthused by this I got my inks out, which had been in the loft. And painted, and painted, and painted.

 

Not sure what to do with all these, now! Stall at Hitchin market? Etsy shop? hm.

 

Angelina Appleton: A Victorian Bigamist

Family Mystery

Angelina Appleton, born 1848

Bigamist of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and my 4th great aunt 

Angelina Appleton was baptised on 30th April 1848, the fourth child of William Appleton, gardener of Leigh-on-Sea, and his wife Elizabeth.  Her older sister, Harriet, was my great great great grandmother, and the wife of Henry Downing, the subject of my last entry.

There was nothing unusual about Angelina’s early years; she appears on the 1851 census with her family, on the 1861 census working in nearby South Benfleet as a servant, and on 1st May 1870, she married Henry James Collins, a labourer, at the local church, Leigh St Clements.  She and her husband were witnesses at Harriet’s marriage later the same year, but by the time of the 1871 census, they had moved to Plumstead (then in Kent, now in South East London) where Henry was working as a labourer on the army barracks…

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More gigs!

We had an amazing time playing High Town Festival – so many people and friends and great sets from iiseefourfingers, the collective, the reavers and the knockouts. We also got to see Pixie Styx and The Mouse Assassins too. Loving the Jeremy Corbyn cupcakes!

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Our next gig is on Friday 4th August at LutonAid which is one of the high points of the Luton music calendar with loads of established and new bands – this year ROGUE is headlining on Saturday in a much-anticipated gig after a hiatus of several years. EasyDread and The Baracutas headline on the Friday with fast reggae and ska.

On Sept 2nd we’re looking forward to playing Houghton Rocks festival again and on 8th Oct we’ll be returning to We Shall Overcome at the George II.lutonaid 2017

We need to talk about Diane Abbott. Now. (EXPLICIT CONTENT)

Much love to Dianne and to you x

COOKING ON A BOOTSTRAP

This is not a recipe. I wrote this as a series of tweets today and readers asked for it as a blog post, so here it is. Our politics may differ, so feel free to skip straight back to the recipes if that’s what you’re here for.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DIANE ABBOTT.

Right one of us political writer people needs to do this and it looks like it’s me. Grab a seat. I wanna talk about Diane.
Diane was first elected as an MP in 1987, the year before I was born. She has been dedicated to serving the British public for longer than I have even been alive. Hold that thought. Understand it.
Diane was the first black woman to have a seat in the House of Commons. She MADE HISTORY. Her father was welder, her mother a nurse. How many working class kids do we have…

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Pics from days of barefoot freedom

Thankyou Paul Curry from Luton Live(s) for these pictures..

 

Gigs!

We had a great time supporting iseefourfingers, Trip to Dover and Dois Padres at days of barefoot freedom last Saturday..

 

and we’ll be supporting iseefourfingers and Kamikaze Avon Ladies at the George II on 10th June  – see you there.

 

 

Don’t forget our facebook page..

 

Also we got a mention in the High Town Community newsletter for our appearance headlining  at High Town Festival on 1st July at 5pm!

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More little pictures!

more pictures for the fete at Sunshine on Monday!

I’ll be selling these for ÂŁ15 each (They’re about A6 size, canvas board, unframed) if you want any email androktone@hotmail.com.