Monthly Archives: January 2013

Beautiful things

There is still plenty of snow on the tops of the hills but it vanished over night from the valley bottom. It has been replaced by a vicious wind whipping round the corners of the farm. Oli, the sheep dog … Continue reading

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Hyacinths

Big Dreamer and I lived for a while in a British city that I shall forever remember as a dark place. We lived in a series of terraced houses where light never seemed to touch the interior. It felt like … Continue reading

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Snow days

In the hills around the farm the white sky is continuous with the white fields. Stepping off our back steps the snow is nearly up to the tops of my tall winter boots. We have a poorly girl at home … Continue reading

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Snow Bear

The snow continued to fall thick and fast this weekend so we built a snow bear. Little Owl really liked him      up until Big Dreamer added the arms and the gloves. Then she got spooked and wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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Feed the birds

Our bird feeder throngs with birds at the moment. The feeder is right outside the kitchen window so we feel richly rewarded for feeding them by the ringside view we have of their funny antics. It’s especially wonderful for me … Continue reading

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Something finished

I feel a bit like I’ve reached base camp on Mount Everest. After week’s of working away I have managed to finish one of my final year projects. It’s really motivating to have completed something. It is a children’s book … Continue reading

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Jumping for joy

Recently I’ve been working on some little animations. They are animated gifs for those who are interested. From what I can gather designers and animators are very snooty about animated gifs but I don’t mind. I’ve really enjoyed making them … Continue reading

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Glaur

Recently I learnt that there are 42 words for mud in Scots English. I’m not at all surprised. These endlessly mild, wet, gloomy days, where it never properly gets light before it starts getting dark again, have meant there’s a … Continue reading

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Keeping secrets

I’ve been wanting to tell you all about a lovely website for ages but I couldn’t because I’d bought some of Little Owl and Big Dreamer’s presents from it. Gifts given, I’m now safe! It’s called Myriad Natural Toys and … Continue reading

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Sparkly things

I’m a terrible magpie at this time of year. Any bits of sparkly ribbon or scraps of paper that take my fancy go in my special box for re-use in all sorts of guises through the year. Here are some … Continue reading

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