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Lemon Biscuits

We have had clear star-filled nights here making it easy to see and admire the Harvest Moon. Consequently the mornings have been cold and bordering on frosty. I found a frozen dandelion clock on the allotment. I have needed a … Continue reading

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Cuttings

Little Owl went back to school today after two weeks of Easter holidays in which it was either grey and raining or grey and cold. Finch and Wren were bereft as they waved her through the school doors. What would … Continue reading

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December

It is December and everyone is busy with the lead up to Christmas. In his chapter on December in his book The English Year, Steve Roud reports that, perhaps unsurprisingly, most of what we consider to be a traditional English … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland

It’s Book Week Scotland this week and across the country there are lots of events and fun things to get involved with in celebration of books. Pictured above are love letters by Little Owl and I, which we have sent … Continue reading

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Fireside Tales of the Traveller Children

Getting up in the night to feed Finch has had a number of unexpected benefits. I heard the dawn chorus one morning, bright and unearthly coming through the gently diminishing gloom and seeping between the layers of my sleep-thickened brain. … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury

On the way home from London today I read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Big Dreamer has been pestering me to read it for ages but I’d resisted because of the weird 70s sci-fi cover on the version we own. I … Continue reading

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