Monthly Archives: June 2012

History and hares

This morning Little Owl and I took one of the back roads over the tops of the hills. The road climbs tightly and steeply, between thick verges bursting with cow parsley. Swallows dipped and darted in front of us. Taller … Continue reading

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Daisy, daisy

Today Little Owl and I crossed two fields full of daisies to sit on a stile we know. It has a platform at the top which is a perfect perch. We sat there singing Daisy, daisy at the top of … Continue reading

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East Neuk Open Studios

Today we went up to Fife for the East Neuk Open Studios event. The main draw (sorry, no pun intended!) for me was my old tutor from college, Jill Calder. Here is one of her cards. Jill is a superstar … Continue reading

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Sodden fields

Little Owl and I crossed sodden fields to Toddler Group this morning. I carried her over large stretches where the water was deep enough to engulf her wellies. The long grass looked beautiful delicately peppered with glimmering droplets until I … Continue reading

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Wild waters

Here’s a little girl who is happy in the sun. The same can’t be said for us. After the deluge over the last week the weather has continued to be showery. Between the downpours we scurried down to the river … Continue reading

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New rabbit strategy

My Mum and Dad are staying with us at the moment. As many of you know my Dad and I are partners-in-crime over the garden. He’d barely been here ten minutes before he’d got the bit between his teeth again … Continue reading

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It’s raining again

Another rainy day in Scotland and not much chance of getting outside to run off some energy. The rain is pouring down in sheets and the other side of the valley is barely visible for the white cloud that hangs … Continue reading

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For all those who love books…

As I had been talking about how good the animation department was at the Edinburgh College of Art degree show in my last post I thought I’d mention another animation here. This is The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore … Continue reading

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Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show

Today we headed into toun to visit the degree show at college. Although I’d helped out with the illustration section I’d not seen any of the other departments. Unusually Big Dreamer wanted to come. He remains traumatised by an exhibition … Continue reading

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Freewheelin’

Recently we invested in a bike seat for Little Owl. After a search we settled on one where she sits in front of the rider with footwells for her feet. I like it because I can have a chat with … Continue reading

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