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I’ve still been working on it. I’ve now got a total of 40 lense although 2 of them are still WIP. One should be finished today if I don’t get too distracted by watching the Olympics. I’ve done a lot in the Antiques & Collectables series: as well as Susie Cooper and and Paperweights, I’ve now got:

Cornishware Storage Jar

Cornishware Storage Jar

Cornishware Pottery
With its mild climate and beautiful scenery, Cornwall, England’s most south-westerly county, has become famous for its artists and craftsmen including many potters. Ironically, the most famous of the ceramics associated with the county, Cornishware,…

Portmeirion Pottery
Botanic Garden is Portmeirion Potteries’ most famous design but the company has produced a wide range from the sumptuous to the bizarre. Of course, designer Susan Williams-Ellis is the daughter of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the creator of the bizarre…

Collecting Thimbles
Most people who do much hand sewing will own and use a thimble, a simple, utilitarian object worn to protect the finger-tip. For collectors, though, it is much more than that and the thimbles they collect can range from the beautiful to the whimsical…

Toby and Character Jugs
Love them or hate them, most people can identify a Toby jug. They depict a multitude of characters from historic times to the present day and come in a range of sizes. Popular for more than 200 years, in the 20th century they enjoyed renewed surge …

Small Collection of Cranberry Glass

Small Collection of Cranberry Glass

Cranberry and Ruby Glass
Because ruby and cranberry glass is so beautiful and has been made in so many different styles, from the simply elegant to the ornate, it looks good in even the most modern homes so, even people who don’t want to start a collection, buy it for themselves and…

I’ve also done a new one on Brixham, in South Devon, a pretty small town, still very dependent on the fishing industry.

The final new live lenses are Quick Fruit Cake and Celebration Desserts.

Making Squidoo lenses is really a kind of addiction. No sooner have I done one then I want to start the next one. I find that using different modules to make the lens leads me on to write more, find more links and pictures. Also the more I do, the quicker I can do them. I know what I’m looking for and I’m constantly adding useful bookmarks to help me find things I need.

For most of my lens, except single recipes, I have to keep in mind that it is just one page so I need to choose only strictly relevant information. Anything off topic needs to go on a lens of its own. I think if people can’t write a reasonable amount on their chosen subject, they’ve picked the wrong subject or aren’t keen enough on doing a content page. I don’t think I could do a plain vanilla sales lens. I see some that are just a collection of ebay, Amazon and other affiliates and the only text written by the lensmaster is a brief introduction. What really surprises me is when these lenses get high rankings on Squidoo. Different strokes for different folks, I suppose. 🙂


Me at the age of six used on my Squidoo Lensography

Me at the age of six used on my Squidoo Lensography

This is the picture on my Lensography, taken when I was 6 years old. The Lensography is a list of all my Squidoo lenses.

I added another one today – Fruit Harvest Recipes. It has recipes for using fruit from your garden like apples, plums, blackberries and peaches. They are all recipes I’ve used often and really like.

I’ve got a second lens nearly ready, should be live tomorrow (Friday) called Preserving Recipes for Summer Produce – the title might change but the URL won’t. I’m still not sure that title really tells people what it’s about. I’m always saying to people, don’t get too clever with web page titles and I think I might be guilty of that this time. Oh well, I’ll keep thinking about it.

Tomorrow lunchtime I go to London for the family party on Saturday. I finally found time to get out the dress I plan to wear and am relieved that it’s OK, it just needs a bit of pressing.

Since I last wrote about Squidoo, I’ve done some new lenses. They are:

Torquay, South Devon
Sugar – Friend or Foe?
Chocolate & Butterscotch Brownies
Tea – Black or Green?
Stazjia’s English Travel Lenses
Stazjia’s Lensography

The Chocolate & Butterscotch Brownies is a recipe and is done in aid of charity as part of the Bake Sale Group – all the lenses in this group support charity.

The Lensography is a complete list of my lenses, sorted into subject. I’ll just keep adding lenses to it as I do them.

I wanted a change from travel lenses so I thought I’d start on food and drink. It was prompted by reading about the charity bake sale and doing the brownies recipe for it. The lens about sugar is a factual look at the use and characteristics of sugar – no recipes. With Tea – Black or Green? I’ve covered the history of tea and then indulged into some nostalgia of high teas of my childhood. I’ve also described a typical ‘English afternoon tea’.


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