Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mould

A small patch of mould had started to form in a corner of the landing window frame. Little Owl spotted it and her eyes narrowed. “Hmmm,” she said to me, hands on hips. “We’ll have to tell the cleaner about … Continue reading

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A fishy mystery

This morning dawned bright, clear and frosty; the first frost of the season. We layered up with gloves, hats and coats to walk to school. Finch spent the journey trying to pull his gloves off with his teeth. When we … Continue reading

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A wet week

Prior to the arrival of storm Barney it had been a wet week here. Low mists bowled up the estuary and rolled around the houses. Other than a continuous drip-dripping from the eaves, all was silent. Down by the river … Continue reading

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November

Stephen Moss’ chapter on November in Wild Hares and Hummingbirds is noticeably shorter than the others. The landscape of the Somerset levels, where he lives, is sodden and dank. The birds of summer have left and the winter visitors are … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day coincided with me working on a lovely commission about medicine during World War 1. As we remembered those who gave their lives in that war and subsequent conflicts I was busily drawing nurses’ uniforms from that same time … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

A gusty gale blew in at the back end of last week. It blew the last of the autumn leaves to the ground where they were battered into brown sludge by heavy downpours. Seagulls wheeled in the leaden skies, shouting … Continue reading

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Le Immagini della Fantasia

Regular readers here will remember that I have work in an Italian exhibition called the Le Immagini della Fantasia. The exhibition is currently touring Europe and opened for its UK leg in Edinburgh on Saturday night. It will be at … Continue reading

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Back to school

Little Owl gazed sadly at her reflection in the mirror this morning. “I don’t look like myself,” she pronounced. Today is the first day of school after half term. I’ve scraped her curly blonde locks back into two plaits because … Continue reading

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