Monthly Archives: November 2013

Country Living Christmas Fair

Little Owl and I have been off on our travels this week. We are heading down to London to visit friends but on our way we stopped off in Harrogate for the Country Living Christmas Fair yesterday. It was wonderful and … Continue reading

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Fruitful labours

Here is the fruit of some of my labours at the Cyrenians. These proofs are of promotional postcards and business cards I made up for the SCCR team. They came through from the printers this week and will soon be … Continue reading

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Toadstools and learning

The paths down by the river are lined with enormous toadstools that look like creamy dinner plates laid out on a table cloth of gold and bronze autumn leaves. Yesterday we signed Little Owl up for school in September. There … Continue reading

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Keeping warm

This week feels like it has been all about keeping warm. At this time of year the walks Little Owl and I take around the farm and the valley usually have an ulterior kindling-gathering purpose. In fact, to such an … Continue reading

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Morning in the Cornfield

After tonight’s life drawing class there will only be two more until the end of term. It’s gone really fast and I’ve enjoyed it a lot. It’s brilliant to see how people have progressed. Here is another of my new … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night excitement

This week the temperature dropped and the promised iciness of a few weeks ago is now here to stay. The morning frost that covers the garden has seen off the last off my nasturtium flowers that had been cheerfully hanging … Continue reading

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Morning sickness

At first Little Owl was quite perplexed by my Morning Sickness (read All-day Sickness). She would grab my shoulder and ask me what I was looking for down the toilet. Now she just quietly shuts the bathroom door on me … Continue reading

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A brace of pheasants

This pair appeared on our doorstep this week. Our next door neighbour has been beating for one of the local shoots and brought us home a souvenir. Little Owl took one look at them and said they made her sick. … Continue reading

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