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Paint Your Own Pottery Tea Party at Les Papillons, Irvinestown. Co. Fermanagh

Our Paint Your Own Experience is suitable for practicing artists and beginners. You will be painting some pottery which has been thrown on a wheel and dried ready to be painted using underglazes.

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There's an abundance of frothy cream Meadowsweet growing along the lane. The air is fragranced with a soft rose-like scent. It is related to the Rose family.  I picked some and I'm hoping that they'll fill the sitting room with their delicate perfume.  For centuries people brought Meadowsweet into their homes for the same purpose, but they also used it to sweeten jams, wine and beer. It flowers at this time of year through to September so perfect timing for harvest time and gathering hedgerow fruits. The name does not refer to the damp meadows you find the flower in. Meadowseet gets its name from the Mead it was added to, in order to enrich the flavour. I think it...

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Christmas at Les Papillons

Merry Christmas! Pets are the heart of many homes and in preparation for this Christmas I've been painting pet portraits, on brooches and necklaces, to be opened tomorrow morning. The first wearable portrait I painted was Ginger. He is our splendid cat. He doesn't bite. He doesn't scratch. He adores snuggles and he helps keep the rodent population in check. A decade ago Adam had a poem writing task set for homework, so we decided to make our new kitten the subject to wax lyrical about. "Being a cat is a marvelous thing and my years as a kitten are worth remembering I would pounce from the sofa to a more comfortable chair  and be praised for being marvelous and...

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