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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Missing being in my garden :(

Gotta love this British Summertime :)
Thought I'd share something I made years ago, can't remember if I was blogging when I made this, but I'm bored so your getting it any way :D
It is a concertina/accordion book I made for fathers day. The image is my fav pic of my dad "Johnny Brown" bailing hay circa 1962(he is the one on the hay rick wearing a cap) 
I think it was the first "poem book" I made, and I wrote how he spoke, with a thick Yorkshire accent :D 

"Mary, Mary,
Quite contrary,
How does your 
Garden grow?"

"Wi  'oss muck n graft!
What's up!
Are ya daft?"

"Ask Johnny Brown,
E'll tell thee so!"

...and that is a pick of my dad, asleep on the bench in my garden in 2002 :D

back cover

Enjoy :D XXX


  1. shut up! have you ever seen a tan englishman???? NOT!

    stunning book!

    hugs :)

    1. Yep...he was quite pale on that pic too...used to coat himself in olive oil and fry :D

  2. What a great way to remember your Dad and love the use of the peel offs. :-) xx

  3. Thats so fab Gina, what a great piccy of your dad and lovely memories and poems. I live half way between York and Newcastle so we have a mixed accent, a little bit yorkshire and a little bit geordie lol ... i LOVE to see the accent written
    hugs June x

  4. A delightful book of poems, pure art.

  5. This is fab Gina.Enjoy the weather while you can. Hugs Lynne xx

  6. Gina, so happy you shared this book! It's excellent!

  7. A fabulous book with great details.
    Your new blog LO looks wonderful :)

  8. so cute an it make me smile! Wonderful piece of art!!

  9. This is so lovely! I bet your Dad smiled. I read it out loud...I bet sounding nothing like the actual accent!