Monthly Archives: June 2016

Layers

I’m fascinated by layers. My dissertation for my degree was about layers in landscape. I once read about how the Japanese value tarnished objects more than polished ones because the tarnish shows the layers of handling. The object gains worth … Continue reading

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#30DaysWild

How are you getting on with your 30 Days Wild? For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, 30 Days Wild is a campaign run by the Wildlife Trusts to get everyone doing something wild for each … Continue reading

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Yellow doors

Little Owl has been adamant that we should paint our front door sunshine yellow. I think it’s a lovely idea and as soon as we get chance we will do just that. As I was trying to open the front … Continue reading

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Blackbird

The days have been long and hot here. I have been sitting Wren in the garden in her baby bouncer in the shade of the Japanese maple. She usually falls fast asleep, the dappled light dancing over her flickering eyelids, … Continue reading

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German Biscuits

Look! A recipe for German biscuits in the Waitrose Magazine last month! German biscuit is the pre-war name for Empire biscuits (‘German’ was considered unpatriotic). Never heard of an Empire biscuit? Read about my passion for this little known biscuit … Continue reading

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Go Wild

There’s a fabulous new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts kicking off today. It’s called 30 Days Wild and the idea is to do something wild every day for the month of June. They have a whole host of ideas to … Continue reading

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