Monthly Archives: December 2014

Happy Christmas

Well there we go, Christmas parties have been attended, nativity plays have been applauded, carols have been sung, and the holidays are finally here. Time to put our feet up with a glass of mulled wine. This year we are flying … Continue reading

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Inheriting

In a kind of lovely postscript to my last post, I received a brilliant email. I’ll quote a little bit of it:  “…just a quick note to say we moved into your old house a month ago and adore your … Continue reading

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Five doors down

We’re struggling for birdlife in our garden. I’d started off with great hope. We had a number of visitors over the summer. Granted they were of the townie variety but we’re not fussy. Garden birds are so companionable and we … Continue reading

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Paperholm

Paperholm is a great project I wanted to bring to your attention. It’s by Edinburgh-based Charles Young, who I know through my super talented illustrator friend Anine Bosenberg. Charles’ background is architecture, which is where he discovered his love for … Continue reading

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Mouseless

Big Dreamer stepped out on to the pavement this morning and went sprawling. “Watch out for the ice!” he shouted back through the letterbox and slid off to catch his train. Fortunately Finch, Little Owl and I form quite a … Continue reading

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Disappointment

Yesterday morning the day dawned white and crisp, not snow just yet, but a thick hoare frost. The pavements and roof tops glistened in the pink light of the rising sun. Little Owl let out a whoop of glee as … Continue reading

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“Everything is its own reward”

A few years ago my lovely brother-in-law gave me this book. It’s called Everything Is Its Own Reward by artist, Paul Madonna. Everything Is Its Own Reward is a volume of work Madonna originally produced as a weekly strip (a … Continue reading

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