Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pests

This evening I have been watching the rooks coming in to roost across the still evening sky. Today we dug up half the potatoes in the vegetable patch only to find that something had gnawed and chewed its way through … Continue reading

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Today Little Owl and I visited the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green to see their Judith Kerr retrospective exhibition. For those of you who don’t know, Judith Kerr wrote and illustrated children’s classics such as The Tiger who Came … Continue reading

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Pia’s Competition No.9

I am sat on a sofa next to my fabulous friend Rafe, who is groaning at the cricket on the TV that the umpire has unquestionably made a terrible decision. Little Owl and I have┬átraveled┬ásouth to visit friends and family … Continue reading

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Home-grown Potatoes

It has been a beautiful moody Borders morning here. Little Owl and I drove over the moor for Toddler Group, rattling over the cattle grids and dodging sheep. The sun shone through gaps in the clouds, flitting over the landscape. … Continue reading

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Pia’s Competition No.8

This is the penultimate instalment of Pia’s competition as she will be returning to sunny Scotland at the beginning of August. Where is this in Edinburgh?

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Art in Healthcare

            During my trip to Yorkshire I was able to go back and visit my old work. I had been involved in a project to bring art work into a patient area but had not … Continue reading

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Thank goodness for Tupperware!

We travelled home today along the A68. It follows the route of an old roman road so you can see it rising and falling over the landscape ahead of you in a dead straight line for miles. It also covers … Continue reading

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White-Faced Woodland

Little Owl and I have been having a wonderful few days back in Yorkshire. Although today is heavy rain we have had lots of sunshine for our trip up until now. On Thursday we went to the Yorkshire Show…sorry, mustn’t … Continue reading

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Pia’s Competition No.7

Here is the next instalment of Pia’s competition in honour of my swiss friend from college who is back home for the summer. Where is this in Edinburgh? Sorry, this one is very dark but hopefully you should still be … Continue reading

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More Scilly Sketches

Here are some more sketches from the Scillies. The first shows one of the exotic plants that grew over the sand dunes along the edges of the beaches. It’s leaves are quite solid and rubbery. The flowers were about the … Continue reading

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