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Radio Times 90th Anniversary

For any of you interested in illustration there was a brilliant programme on Radio 4 today, presented by Peter Day, discussing the artwork used in the Radio Times over its 90 year life span. It’s called The Art of the … Continue reading

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Song Thrush

Today the rain has poured in sheets. I have been sewing labels on Little Owl’s clothes ready for her return to nursery next week. While she heads back to all her pals I’ll be sitting down to my desk, not … Continue reading

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Great tits

The title of this post is more apt than I’d care to admit. Big Dreamer spent Monday trying to sort out our poorly trailer tyre as we’re off camping again this weekend. As he stared disconsolately at it our ever-practical … Continue reading

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Long-tailed tits

The Hogweed in the verges has now gone to seed and the Rosebay Willow herb is slowly dying back, leaving room for the bright yellow of Common Ragwort and the deep purple of Hardheads to festoon the road side. We … Continue reading

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Happy Yorkshire Day

It is with great relief that Little Owl and I have headed down to Yorkshire this week to visit family and friends. We are literally being eaten alive by midges on the farm (me especially). The wet, warm weather is … Continue reading

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Dusk

Our bedroom window opens up like a door and this week I’ve been enjoying sitting in my pyjamas, watching the valley as dusk falls. It’s been so still. I can hear the caws of the rooks in the trees behind … Continue reading

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Bird song

The verges around us are over-flowing with the frothy flowers of hogweed and meadowsweet. A multitude of insects busily attend them. Little Owl and I head down to the river again in the hot afternoon for some paddling. It’s becoming … Continue reading

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