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Savouring slowness

Finch has a cold and has been wandering around the house wheezing like a little train. It’s gone to his chest and he’s asthmatic. He clamped on some child’s ear defenders from the bottom of the toy box proclaiming that … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Yesterday an enormous storm rolled in and blew the power at Radio Devon. The kids and I watched in awe from the window as rain pounded the garden. Counting the seconds between lightening strike and thunder clap, the storm stalked … Continue reading

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Walking the bounds

My Dad likes to take a “stroll around the block” of an evening. I think that’s an interesting expression because a “block” is an American term. We don’t really have blocks here do we? My Granddad on my Dad’s side … Continue reading

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Microwave conspiracies

My Dad has a conspiracy theory about microwaves. It goes like this. Whichever way he puts his mug of coffee into the microwave, it always finishes with the mug handle turned away from him when he goes to get it … Continue reading

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Half term

Half term ambushed me from out of nowhere. I was merrily making my way through the term when it suddenly leapt out from nowhere and held me hostage. I was forced to bake heart-shaped biscuits, build extensive train set layouts, … Continue reading

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Sun rise

The sun has been struggling up each morning this week around about 7.20am and each morning a bird has been singing outside our bedroom window at just about the same time. I did try to learn some of our British … Continue reading

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Storm Angus

The day is every shade of grey in the aftermath of Storm Angus. Rain is pounding down so hard the puddles are full of bubbles. Little Owl skipped nimbly between them on the way to school, while I trudged behind … Continue reading

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Dodgy dealings

Yesterday the day poured with rain and this morning there is a heavy mist draping itself over all the houses. Everything is still and quiet except for the occasional drip from a tree or gutter. Wren is well on her … Continue reading

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Nightwear hi-jinks

The days have remained golden here but the temperature has dropped. The heads of our sunflowers are bowing to the inevitable coming of autumn. The birds will have a feast from one specimen with a particularly enormous head. We’ll collect … Continue reading

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Life lessons

Sunday morning was bright and clear. We put on our boots and headed up into the hills behind our house. In a meadow high above the city we sipped scalding hot chocolate out of flasks and munched on satsumas. Below … Continue reading

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