Wednesday, 5 January 2011


We are back from Egypt which was both relaxing, instructive and at times a little gruelling all in equal measure.  I am now almost half way through my year as Master.  It has been great fun up to now and I am sure that this will continue.

Many of this blog's readers will have received the Christmas card Rosemary designed for me as Master. As with most Christmas card commissions this was painted in mid-summer.  Nevertheless this snow-scene turned out to be most prescient.  Entitled Drapers Ram and Ewe it depicts two Wiltshire Horn sheep on the Marlborough Downs.  Purists may object that Wiltshire Horn are primarily a meat producing sheep but they were painted because they seem so sturdy and English.  For more pictures in this series go to   
Can I take this opportunity to wish all those who read this blog a Happy and Prosperous New Year.


  1. Happy New Year, Master and as you say, a most prescient choice for your card. But can I just point out that Rosemary's website address is missing the final 'r' that would make it accessible.

  2. Oophs! I've put it right. Obviously it should be read when there is an R in the month.