Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mog the cat

Today we headed up a mysterious green lane near to our house. We’ve been passing it ever since we arrived here saying, “We really must explore what’s up that lane.” It’s a thin strip of grass between two dry stone … Continue reading

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Pub quiz

The sky has suddenly become very dark in Edinburgh and the trees are being blown about in the quad at college. Some students are messing around outside the window. If I don’t tune into their voices they could be wailing … Continue reading

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Autumn jobs

I’ve been feeling pretty smug over the last couple of days. We got two really satisfying jobs done. The forecast for cold weather at the end of this week made me get in our bird feeders and give them a … Continue reading

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Five weeks and counting

I’m five weeks into my final year and time seems to be passing very quickly. The main thing I have been focussing on so far has been the design for the website for my children’s magazine. I have been fortunate … Continue reading

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Julien ‘Seth’ Malland

This morning the valley was filled with mist. High above there was a pink tinge suggesting a rising sun above the fog. Today I’d like to share the work of Julien ‘Seth’ Malland with you. He’s a French artist who … Continue reading

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Departure of the Wasps

As many of you know we have had a wasps’ nest under our porch roof over the summer, just above our front door. I had been debating what to do about it as you can read here. In the end … Continue reading

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Trolls

For those of you who don’t know a troll on the internet is “someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or … Continue reading

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Ollie the Collie

This is the latest addition to the staff on the farm. She is called Ollie. In a couple of weeks she’ll be off with the pack so we have to make the most of her while we can. When our … Continue reading

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Editorial Illustrations

We’ve been given a quick editorial project at college to start the term off. Editorial illustration is the sort of illustration you find in newspapers and magazines. To be honest, editorial projects are always quick because that’s what they tend to … Continue reading

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Seed heads

One of the things I love about this time of year is pottering about in the garden having a good sort out. The light is beautifully mellow and there’s a nip to the air. There’s lots of birds to see, … Continue reading

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