Monthly Archives: January 2015

Porringer

We are firm devotees of porridge for breakfast in our house. In the past few weeks our porridge experience has been revolutionised by a porringer. Despite its name, a porringer isn’t just for making porridge in. It’s for all sorts … Continue reading

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Burns night

For those of you who don’t know (shame on you!) it is Burns Night on Sunday. Poor Little Owl is having a hard time of it. She is having to learn a Burns poem to recite by heart for school. … Continue reading

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Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

The sparrows have found our feeders! Granted it took minus temperatures for them to venture into our exposed garden but it’s a start. The hills behind our house were thick with snow this weekend. The trees wore strips of snow … Continue reading

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Writing for Children

This week I started an evening class on writing for children tutored by children’s author Janis MacKay. That’s one of her lovely books there! There’s something slightly intoxicating about walking out of the house on my own in the evening … Continue reading

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Folk tales

Snow musters out of brooding grey skies and a powerful chill wind scatters wheelie bins like leaves. We aren’t managing to walk to school as often these days but when we do we stomp in icy puddles and count the … Continue reading

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Work in progress

“Shhh!” I say. “I didn’t say anything,” replies Big Dreamer innocently. “You’re breathing really loudly,” I growl. Deadlines loom!

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Mental images

I’ve returned home from our festive travels with so many beautiful mental images. There was the Narnian lamppost in the churchyard on Christmas Eve, whose frosty halo lit my mum and I through the starlight night to Midnight Mass, the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to 2015!

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