Monthly Archives: August 2013

Beetroot

This week Little Owl and I pulled eighteen hefty beetroot from one of the rubble sacks where we’ve had a patch growing this summer. It was wonderful to see them after last year’s didn’t even germinate. Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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Great tits

The title of this post is more apt than I’d care to admit. Big Dreamer spent Monday trying to sort out our poorly trailer tyre as we’re off camping again this weekend. As he stared disconsolately at it our ever-practical … Continue reading

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Just So Part 2

Late last night our heavily-laden little car chugged its way back up into the hills of the lowlands of Scotland from our trip down south to the Just So Festival. Dark trees loomed in tall silhouettes against the greeny blue … Continue reading

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Just So Part 1

I don’t know if you can tell from the photograph but this is a very unhappy trailer wheel. We wrestled with it yesterday to no avail so it’s staying behind. Big Dreamer is a bit of a Houdini when it … Continue reading

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Plants for such-and-such a spot

Big Dreamer’s parents have an incredible garden. My eyes were nearly popping out with envy when we visited them last week. On arriving home, by contrast, our plot looked pretty wretched. It’s not for want of trying but I think … Continue reading

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Just So friends

On Thursday Little Owl, Big Dreamer, and I are heading down to the Just So Festival near Stoke. I am going to be putting on some illustration workshops there. I’m so excited to be going. It’s a really fabulous event … Continue reading

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Long-tailed tits

The Hogweed in the verges has now gone to seed and the Rosebay Willow herb is slowly dying back, leaving room for the bright yellow of Common Ragwort and the deep purple of Hardheads to festoon the road side. We … Continue reading

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Wise Owl

Now back in Scotland we have returned to a garden that is bursting with produce. Today Little Owl and I have been picking broad beans, peas, gooseberries and the last of the blackcurrants. The pea pods we’ve missed and that … Continue reading

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Happy Yorkshire Day

It is with great relief that Little Owl and I have headed down to Yorkshire this week to visit family and friends. We are literally being eaten alive by midges on the farm (me especially). The wet, warm weather is … Continue reading

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