Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Scottish Mining Museum

My parents are staying with us at the moment and yesterday Little Owl and I took them for an outing to the Scottish Mining Museum. I have drawn one of the coal trucks for you. I find industrial typography irresistible. … Continue reading

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Partridge chicks!

Sorry to recycle a sketch but we have exciting news from the partridge family. You might remember me mentioning a pair of partridges who had been hanging round the farmyard. Well, they’ve had babies! Eleven little partridge chicks have been … Continue reading

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Fife

I think we caught the last day of Scottish summer yesterday. We took a trip up to Fife with two of my friends from college and enjoyed the most beautiful sunshine. We headed to Crail first, then made our way … Continue reading

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A wonderful weekend

First, an apology: this is a long post but there’s so much to tell you…so bear with me! Steady Hands and I arrived back in Edinburgh late last night after a wonderful weekend at FibreFest in Devon. I’ve done a … Continue reading

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A thistley reminder

On Monday the air was full of thistle seeds floating on the breeze. The weather conditions must have been just right for exploring the big wide world and streams of them poured from the plants looking like billowing white smoke … Continue reading

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Breaking news!

The news in the valley is that an otter was spotted this week on our stretch of the river. A lady was walking her dog on the river bank early in the morning. Apparently she and the otter stood stock … Continue reading

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So many shows so little time!

Here is a sketch of some of the carrots Little Owl and I pulled up from our garden the other day. Aren’t they wonderful shapes? Who could eat straight ones after seeing these?! The carroty smell as we unearthed them … Continue reading

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New stock

Today has been a very exciting day for several reasons. Firstly, Little Owl and I went to see Hairy Maclary as part of the Edinburgh Festival. The actors had us all joining in. “Muffin McLay like a bundle of hay!” … Continue reading

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Out for a walk

Little Owl and I walked down over the fields and across the river to the other side of the valley this morning. It has been raining a lot here this week so Little Owl enjoyed stomping in all the muddy … Continue reading

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I’m a Shopkeeper!

Here is my final Haiku for the Haiku Series I have been working on recently. Excitingly I’ve just put the series on my Etsy shop so they are now available to buy! Do have a look.  

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