Author Archives: Morag Watkins

About Morag Watkins


Art and me!


I am, with four friends, putting on an exhibition of our artworks next week!

This is us!

The exhibition is at Open Door

360-364 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1HU

Open Daily 10.30 – 4pm except Sunday

It runs from Tuesday November 5th to Saturday November 16th

Why not pop in and see what I get up to when I am not reading!

Below is one of my paintings

A slightly wobbly bluebell wood!

You can see some of the other work by clicking here

Art Exhibition


I have just hung my first solo exhibition. This is not quite as grand as it sounds as members of the Rickmansworth and District Art Society take it in turns to hang some pictures in Three Rivers House, the local council offices, and this month it is my turn. If you are in Rickmansworth pop in to have a look.




I have just returned from Vietnam and what a wonderful country: beautiful scenery, lovely people, great food especially pho and astonishing traffic. I was told there were 5million motorbikes in Hanoi for 7 million people. There are no discernible traffic rules. Imagine one of those motor cycle stunt teams with maybe a dozen members. They criss cross with great precision. Now multiply that by 100 and imagine maybe 1000 or 1200 motorbikes and remember that they have not practised and you have an idea.

However once I had overcome that overwhelming noise of them all beeping and travelling in all directions, from all directions the man in my life and I had a great experience.


Garden Gift Vouchers


These all have expiry dates, I have just discovered so if you have some, check them now and spend as soon as you can. Don’t risk them running out as the HTA Horticultural Trades Association is totally inflexible on this point. If you give them as gifts, and I would not after my recent experience, make sure the person you give them to is aware of the expiry date.

It is worth checking any other gift vouchers you have, just in case they have dates.



We all thought spring had sprung and it has but you might have been forgiven for wondering this weekend. Last Friday the temperature here was 26º and this weekend it is 6º!  However the warmth of last week has brought all the spring flowers out. This is my favourite narcissus, variety unknown as we inherited it. It smells lovely too.