Monthly Archives: June 2015

Garden warfare

It’s going to be a busy week in our house. Little Owl is not just in one theatrical production but two. Then Friday is the school fete. It’s my first ever school summer fete so I’m pretty excited! I’m in … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

This week I am drawing cyclists.

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Gaps

It’s been a momentous weekend in our house. Little Owl has had a wobbly tooth for ages and it finally fell out. She was having a water fight in the garden when her friend accidentally elbowed her in the jaw … Continue reading

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Website Update

Recently my website started to feel like an itchy old skin I’d outgrown again, full of work that no longer fitted, so it was time for a freshen up. The updated website is now live and has on it lots … Continue reading

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Mackerel

Mackerel are in season at the moment. We couldn’t be in any doubt of this when a 6ft tall mackerel standing on its hind legs appeared on the high street near our house a few weeks ago. He is affectionately … Continue reading

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June

For my seasonal reading in June*, Steve Roud, in The English Year, describes our misunderstanding of the traditional celebrations around midsummer. He says that we’ve been seduced by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream into thinking Midsummer is when fairies and sprites … Continue reading

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Open Farm Sunday

Today was Open Farm Sunday. The idea behind this fantastic initiative is that we, the general public, can visit the places and people who produce our food and care for our countryside. We headed out to a farm near us, … Continue reading

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The Canal and River Trust

If you’re looking for something to do over the summer holidays with kids I’d recommend sending off for this. Our’s has just arrived. It’s an activity book and duck-food pouch being given out free by the Canal and River Trust … Continue reading

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ECA Degree Show 2015

I’m just back from a fleeting visit to Edinburgh for a meeting and while I was there I popped in to the degree show at the college of art. This year’s illustration graduates are a talented bunch and there was … Continue reading

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