Tag Archives: centre of the cell

Warmed twice

Look at all the digging I did this weekend! I am feeling proud, if a little achy. This weekend was the first dry(ish) opportunity to get over to the allotment and dig in all the lovely manure Big Dreamer had … Continue reading

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‘What-if’ stuff

I went to sleep last night surrounded by precariously balanced piles of our belongings. I seemed to get the camping equipment and home brew kit on my side, while Big Dreamer contended with tins of paint and Christmas decorations. We … Continue reading

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Christmas cheer

The festive season is working up to its grand conclusion. Nativities (including real live donkey) have been attended, Christmas Fair stalls have been (wo)manned, carol concerts have been sung at, Christmas parties have been enjoyed, Christmas markets have been perused … Continue reading

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A wet week

Prior to the arrival of storm Barney it had been a wet week here. Low mists bowled up the estuary and rolled around the houses. Other than a continuous drip-dripping from the eaves, all was silent. Down by the river … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day coincided with me working on a lovely commission about medicine during World War 1. As we remembered those who gave their lives in that war and subsequent conflicts I was busily drawing nurses’ uniforms from that same time … Continue reading

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Sores, Spores and Sickly Bugs

At my writing class this week we explored the genre of ‘gritty realism’. Key authors in this sort of children’s literature are Jacqueline Wilson and Cathy Cassidy. In their books they explore themes such as divorce, living in care, and … Continue reading

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Centre of the Cell

Big Dreamer talked endlessly about picking the blackberries that filled the brambles across the road from our house. Of course he didn’t get round to it and now they have gone over. As everyone knows, the Devil is in blackberries … Continue reading

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