Hoovering Up the Holy Carpet: An Artist’s Life and Travels: Volume 2: New Century Travels

This book takes us from the Millennium onwards with further artistic development and travel to more exciting places at home and across the world. Countries including the near continent, China, the Baltic, Canada and Alaska,  India, Australia and New Zealand . I hope you enjoy accompanying me on the journey.

Hoovering Up the Holy Carpet. Linda Vol 2


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Price £11.99 + p&p

Published: 2022
Book Type: Paperback 152 x 229 mm (270 pages)

Illustrations and images for Volume 2. 


Rob. St Mary’s Island. Whitley Bay

Fishing nets and St Mary’s Island, Whitley Bay

With Joyce. Holding the Little Owl, Kielder Forest Bird of Prey Centre


Joan Edwards in her studio, Ivy Cottage. Treen. Cornwall

Ivy cottage studio. Joan’s paintings

The Hat! 2001

CHINA 2001

Mount Hungshan

Schoolchildren, Yueyang

Raising the red lantern in the Heavenly Gardens of Suzhou

Against the current on the Yangtze

Running with current on the Yangtze

The tea shop, Nanjing

Connie and the toothpaste statue.

Connie and Lilian, terracotta warriors pit, Xian

Kite flying, Tiananmen Square.


With June at the Great Wall


Binz resort, Rugen Island

Prora, Nazi Resort. Rugen Island

Hitler’s balcony. Theatre Square, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Harbour market, Helsinki

Sibelius monument. Helsinki


The Vasa Museum, Stockholm

Approaching St Petersburg

In the smokehouse, Bornholm Island, Denmark

Last night on board with Carol, Ilse, Marilyn and Ursula


Charles Bridge, Prague


Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento



Lembach Haus Munich

The angels of Augsburg



Domes for sale, Kiev

Zaporozhian Cossacks,

Selling the aprons, Odessa

By the Odessa Steps

The bucket boy!

The veterans, Sevastopol

Kiev chess park

Farewell Ukraine


Mendenhall Glacier through the cabin porthole

Arriving at the glacier (the four seater!)

Connie in Alaska

Totems, Saxman, Alaska

Hoe Down entertainment, Kamloops

Tlingit potlach. Alaska


Orca off the Gulf Islands, Vancouver

Birth Of Man sculpture, Vancouver

On the Rocky Mountaineer

The Badlands Passion Play, Alberta

Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum, Alberta Badlands Museum

After the Naming Ceremony, Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, Alberta

Mounties display. Fort MacLoud

Bronco busting, Calgary Stampede.

At the Stampede, Calgary

Edmonton, Alberta

The Muttart Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Edmonton

With Ellen, Karcsi and Rene at the Columbian icefields.

Aaron, Cree artist. Alberta

First Nation boys, at the Pow Wow, Alberta

Dance Troupe leader , Hawrelak Park, Edmonton

Stoney Sioux elder. At the Pow Wow, Alberta

Drumming competition at the Enoch Pow Wow. Alberta


Sunset. Uluru

At Kata Tjuta

Connie at the School of the Air.

Greg playing a didgeridoo, Kuranda

Pamagirri dancers

Tanya and her husband, with her painting, Alice Springs

Martin. Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Holding the snake! Alice Springs Reptile Centre

’12’ Apostles! Great Ocean Road

Waiting for the helicopter ride, .Great Ocean Road

Connie with David and Helen. South Pacific art gallery in the Dandenongs, Victoria.

Immigration Museum, Melbourne

The clogs, Melbourne

The clogs, Melbourne

The ‘installation’ Sydney Art Gallery

With Avenell, Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour cruise

Cockatoos and King Parrot, Avenell’s balcony

Wine tasting at Audrey Wilkinson’s


The Imperial, Delhi

Snake charmer, Delhi

Sticks at the Monkey God Temple, Shimla


Inside the Oberai, Shimla

Viceroy Lodge, Shimla

The Toy Train

Man on a train Chandigarh

On the road again with ChetRam-Ji

On the road

The Grace Hotel, McLeod Gang

Supper at the Grace Hotel

Kangra Fort, Himachal Pradesh

Stoneworkers, Kangra

Schoolboys, rural India

Monks, Dharamsala

Waiting for the Dalai Lama

The Golden Temple, Amritsar


Wearing Iris’s scarf – ‘for ‘ceremonial purpose!’, Amritsar

Families at the Golden Temple

Peeling the potatoes. Golden Temple complex, Amritsar

Sikhs at the Golden Temple.

Taking our seats! Beating the Retreat ceremony, Wagah

Indian Army beating the retreat on the Pakistan border, Wagah

Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar

Great India


Ceremonial dancing NZ

Poi poi balls. NZ.

The Kauri tree

A dummy in the Dunny!

Sheep pyramid at the Agrodome, Rotorua NZ.

Rotorua boilings

Camerons Laughing Gas Pool, Rotorua


Crocodile, Yellow Water Wetlands

Yellow Water Wetlands. NT

Sunset. Mindil Beach, Darwin

Climbing rock face to get to Rock Art. Kakadu. NT.

Rock Art, Kakadu

EmDee at Mindil Beach, Darwin

Mindil Market

The famous Water Buffalo, Adelaide River township

Tiwi Art. Bathurst Island. South Pacific.

Tiwi children

Tiwi children

Tiwi Art. Bathurst Island. South Pacific.

Showing me the ochre and chalk pigments. Tiwi Islands

Jilamara face painting. Tiwi Islands

Nobby’s Beach NSW

Final wine tasting at Audrey Wilkinson’s Vineyard. Hunter Valley.

The Indian Pacific



Connie in the Nullarbor desert

The Megamouth, Perth. WA.

Quokka. Rottnest Island

Quokka. Rottnest Island

Perth from King’s Park

With Robert at the Perth Mint