Monthly Archives: March 2015

Goodbyes

The house is full of boxes. I’m feeling wistful about leaving Scotland. There are many things I will miss but some things I won’t. I won’t miss the wind that inhabits Edinburgh all year round. It stalks the tall streets … Continue reading

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Endings

This week marked the end of my wonderful, wonderful writing course. For those of you who are new to my blog, I’ve been going along to an evening class on writing for children over the last term and it’s been … Continue reading

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Ella’s Kitchen

Even in the five years since Little Owl was born loads of ingenious little things have come onto the market to make parenting a small baby easier. With Little Owl I slaved over ice-cube trays of organic homemade baby food, … Continue reading

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“Outwith”

Since living in Scotland Little Owl has developed a beautiful Scottish accent. It’s most pronounced in words like “very” and “tomorrow”, where she rolls her r’s. The other day she used the Scots word “outwith”. Outwith is a word you’ll often find … Continue reading

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Blow the Wind Southerly

Here is a picture I produced for a regional exhibition about imagery inspired by the effect of music on our senses. Due to our move south I’m sadly no longer able to contribute to the exhibition so thought I would … Continue reading

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March

It is the beginning of a new month so I turn to my seasonal reading again. In his book The English Year, Steve Roud’s chapter on March is preoccupied with the weather. March “comes in like a lion and out … Continue reading

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