Monthly Archives: July 2012

Messing about on the river

There is a hidden spot that not many people know about along one of the rivers near to my Mum and Dad. We headed there one hot afternoon this week with my Dad’s friend and his grand children. They’re a … Continue reading

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Slow worm

I am sat in my Mum and Dad’s conservatory with the doors wide open. The evening is hot and still. The sky is tinted pink by the setting sun. What a contrast to Scotland. Although, Big Dreamer does tell me … Continue reading

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Southerly Sojourn

Little Owl and I have been packing today. It is time for our annual migration south. My family are all in Devon so we try to get in one big trip every year. This year Little Owl and I are … Continue reading

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Broad Beans

Some seeds in our garden have completely failed to germinate this year. I’ve not seen hide nor hair of the beetroot, courgettes, or pumpkins. The odd spinach and lettuce has come up but nothing compared to last year. In contrast, … Continue reading

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The Isle of Skye

Apart from Orkney and the Shetlands I’ve never been too bothered about visiting the Scottish Islands. Whenever I’ve read about them there always seems to be a bit of an attitude towards visitors from ‘outside’ the islands and who wants … Continue reading

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Synchronised lawn mowing

Big Dreamer has been told at work that he’s posh for calling the grass in our garden a lawn. Apparently he should say “Back Grass” and “Front Grass”. He thinks this sounds rude so is sticking with “lawn”. These perfectly … Continue reading

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New Stock

Little Owl and I bumped and bobbed our way to Innerleithen today in my jumpy car. The route from our house to Innerleithen is majestic. A narrow strip of tarmac full of potholes runs along a valley bottom, enclosed on … Continue reading

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Wasps Nest

Everything has gone wild while Little Owl and I have been away. The garden has grown a good foot, including the weeds! Although there’s no sign of my beetroot seedlings yet. We also have some new wild residents. Wasps have … Continue reading

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In print!

Here’s my Vintage Edinburgh article for Pretty Nostalgic. As it was the first issue I’d not seen what the magazine would be like. It’s very different from what I was expecting. They’ve done a grand job with my article and … Continue reading

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Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth was the first artist I encountered who really taught me what art is. I was about 14 and went on a trip with my art class from school to the Tate in St Ives. We also visited Hepworth’s … Continue reading

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