Monthly Archives: January 2012

The mystery of the missing toast

This morning Little Owl was eating jam on toast for breakfast. Suddenly she said, “Oh, toast gone!” And it had gone. Like a flash, it had completely disappeared from her plate right under our noses. This was a real mystery. … Continue reading

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Icy mornings

            This weekend has been really cold and we have woken to thick hoar frosts covering the valley. Here are some of the wonderful ice formations we have found around about us. The days have … Continue reading

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Hand-in

The final crit for my environmental pictures was yesterday afternoon and I was pretty pleased with my feedback. I produced four but as I’d shown you the giraffe before I thought you might like to see her all finished up. … Continue reading

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Happy Burns Night!

I am so full of haggis and stovies I can barely move. Here’s my recipe for the best stovies ever (quite a claim I know!): Peel and chop up 500g potatoes. Peel 250g onions. Chop the onions into six lengthways. … Continue reading

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Confession

Every Monday evening Big Dreamer and I go through the same routine. I throw myself on the sofa, declaring I don’t want to go to Life Drawing the following morning and he raises an eyebrow before going back to what … Continue reading

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Lovely legs

The first project back at college involved the whole Illustration department. We were paired up and had to write a brief for each other. I was paired with a fab second year called Milly. After a chat and a look … Continue reading

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Q. What is better than muddy puddles?

A. Muddy icy puddles. That was the opinion of Little Owl and Big Dreamer this afternoon anyway. We headed up into the Pentland Hills on the southwest edge of Edinburgh for a bracing winter’s walk. Little Owl and Big Dreamer … Continue reading

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Back to college

Here are some things I am enjoying at the moment: Carol Ann Duffy’s The Bees: Nearly every poem takes my breath away with its clarity and brilliance. I found her quite hard when we studied her at school. She was … Continue reading

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First Snowdrop

A genial old gent of a beech tree, covered in toadstools, was ripped in half by the gales last week. As Little Owl and I cross the farmyard we can see him laid out across the field. The stump has … Continue reading

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Transport

This morning Little Owl and I crossed the fields to deliver a letter in the village. The morning glowed in the bright slanting light. As we neared the village we caught up with one of the farmers and his dog … Continue reading

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