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Picture books 2017

We are lucky to have a fabulous fishmongers around the corner but on Saturday the counter was almost bare. “Herring?” I asked hopefully. Patrick threw up his arms in despair. “No herring, no sardines, no mackerel! Very little of anything!” … Continue reading

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How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim

I’m back at my desk and my mind is full of festive images…Christmas sing-a-longs, snow-covered hill-tops, purple clouds over a golden sunset, hoicking our friend out of a muddy puddle on a country walk (we nearly had to sacrifice his … Continue reading

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The other day Finch broke my necklace. It wasn’t just any old necklace. It was the necklace Big Dreamer gave me when Wren was born. It has five little stars on it, one for each of us. I wear it … Continue reading

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Time for school

The skies are leaden and the day is blustery. The radio regales me with dire weather reports from Scotland; wind, rain and the chance of snow at rush hour tomorrow. Meanwhile I sit snugly at my desk and press Send … Continue reading

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More beating the bounds

We have been lucky this week. The days have been bathed in a soft autumn light picking out all the shades of bronze and gold in the fading leaves. On the old tythe maps the parish was covered in orchards … Continue reading

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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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Christmas cards

I’m so sorry to do this to you. I’m well aware it’s only October. Here goes…Christmas cards! There I’ve said it. I’ve got Christmas cards to sell. The reason I’m posting about them now is because I will be seeing … Continue reading

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Action packed

It has been an action-packed week. Big Dreamer and I have a new niece. She is sparkly-eyed, with the most beautiful little mouth and chin you’ve ever seen. Oh she’s scrumptious! A hedgehog also briefly took up residence in our … Continue reading

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Legs

We are back from a lovely week in Wales. Here is a view from a sea cave we explored one day. The last day was showery (it being Wales and all) and we dived into a well-known department store for … Continue reading

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Beating the Bounds – again!

I have been back walking my loops of the parish boundary (read why here and here). The other evening I rejoined the boundary at the medieval stone cross on the old road to Plymouth. The surface of the road has … Continue reading

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