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Daffodil meadows

The allotment is a Brexit-free zone. On Saturday, one of the volunteer coordinators was fiercely enforcing it.  As I planted my potatoes, I could hear her shout periodically, “I can hear you. None of that Brexit stuff round here please!” … Continue reading

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July

In my seasonal reading, Stephen Moss, in Wild Hares and Hummingbirds, describes July as a month of stasis, “a chance to reflect on the rollercoaster ride of spring.” Now chicks have been raised, parent birds are moulting ready for the colder … Continue reading

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Skipping lessons

Did you ever play skipping games as a child? I did. I especially loved the long rope games where two children would turn the rope for the others. Even better was when we had two long ropes turned between each … Continue reading

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D&AD work

As promised, here are the two pieces I will be taking along to show at the D&AD New Blood show. They’re natural history posters aimed at primary school children. The idea is that they can be used as window stickers … Continue reading

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Halloween

I’m not much of a fan of Halloween. As a child with a vivid imagination I could never control my fears enough to find them entertaining. It was always pure terror or nothing. Now an adult and mum to boot, … Continue reading

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Butterflies and buddleia

As part of our gardening escapades we’ve been planting some insect friendly specimens to attract butterflies and bees to our garden. Most of these attempts have been severely curtailed by the rabbits but one that has done well has been … Continue reading

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Could it be?

Six swallows, two butterflies, one bumblebee, a line full of washing, sun in the sky, and a glass of homemade nettle beer…could it be? Surely not! Could this be summer?!

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