A Scottish woman and her dog who sold me some acrylic paint at Corbridge car boot today

A Scottish woman and her dog who sold me some acrylic paint at Corbridge car boot today
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Unfortunate indeed Mick. Your life seems to have been full of "misfortunes"!

Michael, you should write a book...with illustrations! lol I hope you are going to continue your 'life in pictures', they do make me smile. But on a serious note, this is an excellent figure painting, you've caught the momentum of her stride wonderfully. I'm going to a car boot on Sunday, I wonder if I will have such an exciting time....I hope so!

Thanks Fiona. I must stop this or go for counselling. I really did buy some acrylic paint for £2 off a Scottish lady. She didn't have a dog and all we spoke about was the impending rain. I hope you have good luck at your car boot on Sunday. If you see a man that looks like George Clooney just get past him quickly.

Excellent drawing and excellent story, which I love. Keep them coming and as Fiona has said, you have a book .....

Good pastel and story. £2 for a box of acrylics, you should Brie well pleased Michael.

Thanks John. The more material I have the more work I produce the more lies I tell.

Michael you are funny I love your tales😉 This is a lovely picture.

Thanks Carole. I love your work too.

I can imagine a book of your illustrations called A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ........... A fun slice of life, even if the truth is stretched a bit.

Thanks Sarah. 'The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant' (S. Dali).

So true Michael, so very true.

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03/08/2016
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Pastel. A Scottish woman and her dog who sold me some acrylic paint at Corbridge today. I saw a box of acrylic paint (new and sealed) and I asked the lady how much it was. 'Two pound' she said in a Scottish accent. I bought it and as I walked away she shouted, 'Did you know you bear a striking resemblance to George Clooney. I'll buy you a coffee at Fill Yer Boots later if you like. I pretended I hadn't heard and walked on. I caught sight of her later with her dog at Fill Yer Boots but I looked away in embarrassment. I thought, 'I had a close shave there'. Later I bought some card to use with pastels. Other than that unfortunate incident I had a lovely day.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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