Monthly Archives: December 2011

A beautiful thing

This beautiful thing was one of my Christmas presents this year.┬áIt is a beaten metal bangle made by Welsh artist Ann Catrin Evans. I love it so much. It looks ancient and organic, ordinary and special, all at the same … Continue reading

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Can you guess what it is?

Can you guess what one of Little Owl’s presents was this Christmas? When asked what it was called she thought deeply before pronouncing the inspired choice of “Horsey!” This morning Little Owl woke at 5.30am. We brought her into bed … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Slowly we wind down for Christmas. On Tuesday the village gathered in the hall to sing carols and drink mulled wine. The children from the school sang Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Then we piled out into the icy night, wishing … Continue reading

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Party time

Here is an illustration of the village children’s Christmas party that was yesterday. I was trying out blendable coloured pencils and I’m not convinced. They didn’t blend as much as I thought they would or really at all. Anyway, hopefully … Continue reading

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Chick

It was Little Owl’s first ever Christmas play yesterday and she was a chick. Big Dreamer’s mum had made her a costume and to the nursery’s credit they’d got her to wear it. She kept it on until after her … Continue reading

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Wrapping

It’s essentially still night when Little Owl and I leave the house in the mornings at the moment. The moon sails high in the sky and our headlights glint back at us from the cat’s eyes. Icy sleet batters the … Continue reading

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Santa’s steam train

Yesterday we took a steam train to the North Pole. Little Owl was not much impressed by Santa until he gave her a present and best of all…an orange! My favourite bit was the whole carriage singing Christmas songs with … Continue reading

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Snow at night

In the middle of the night I was woken by Little Owl stirring in her sleep. Our bedroom seemed strangely luminous and the curtains were haloed by an outside light. I peeked out and everywhere was glowing white. Snow was … Continue reading

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A bit blowy

Here is a pic of my stall at the village shopping night last night. The hall looked great decked out in all its Christmas finery. We had Christmas songs playing and mulled wine. There was a good turn out and … Continue reading

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Gooey Eyes

Here is my latest sewing project…another quilt! This one is for Big Dreamer and myself and I’ve finished in time for the snow. I will have to think of new sewing projects next year as every room in the house … Continue reading

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