EuroNetsuke Magazine

I was pleasantly surprised when I received an unexpected email from Rosemary Bandini who is the chairwoman of EuroNetsuke, they publish a quarterly magazine for the European members of the International Netsuke Society.   She explained that it was not easy to find people that can write well about netsuke, and that she liked my articles.  So, she wondered if I could write a new one for the magazine based on my existing one about buying in auction or from dealers, which she particularly liked.  Sadly, there would not be any payment, but she promised that there would be a link and a QR code to my website.

I agreed to do it, and I was very pleased that it was published in issue 62 that coincided with Asian Week in London.  Also, I was delighted that a photo of Dad with Luigi (
at Eskenazi) discussing a netsuke, was included (This was a photo that I had never seen before).  Published in 'EuroNetsuke' Edition 62, Autumn 2022 .



Michelle’s Visit

When we arrived back in Switzerland, just after enjoying Jason's visit in Spain, Michelle arrived.  We were both feeling very tired which we thought was from the packing and the travelling, but Michelle decided we should do the test for Covid, and we were both positive!  Such a shame for Michelle's visit, and worse still, three days later Michelle was positive too!  This meant we could not go anywhere.  But luckily, Michelle was negative just about three days before her flight back home.  So, thank goodness, she was able to see Josephine before leaving, and we were able to take her for a special meal out. 

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