Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Old Masters – re-interpreted 169

And a merry, light ‘arted’ greeting to you on this, the eve of the first calendar day of spring. Yes indeed. ‘Tis the season when life itself seems to burst forth from the winter-dead foliage; when the fresh fecundity of … Continue reading

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Russell of (nearly) Spring – A trip north of Auckland

Seventeen months to the day, after our arrival in New Zealand, a little Toyota Corolla made its way out of an Auckland driveway and northwards along the State Highway One. It didn’t do it on its own, of course. The … Continue reading

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And now for something a little different.

As you will see from the content of the posts over the past several months, there has been a bit of a hiatus in the more informative and travel writing. The reason for this, dear Reader, is that we have … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 168

Seeing as I was a tad late last week (that is late, as in delayed, not as in deceased – yet), I thought I’d do a little penitence by sending through today’s Art Burn a little ahead of schedule. If … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 167

Okay! Hands up all those who stole Wednesday. It was here a moment ago and I was going to use it for something. It’s not right you know. Can’t I trust you with anything? Well, as my dear old Granny … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 166

With the thirty first Olympiad well underway we at the Institute thought it would be a sad day in FFC tradition if we couldn’t supply at least one irreverent caption to a Greek work of art – a Greek tragedy … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 165

Greetings to all my faithful readers. Okay, both of you. As you will have seen, a small technical hitch prevented me from uploading the weekly painter bashing on Wednesday. I’m happy to announce that we are totally, as it were, … Continue reading

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