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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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Picture Books 2016

Every year I get a lot pleasure out of buying picture books for Christmas for the kids. It’s a real joy to look at what has been published over the last twelve months and to take time to peruse the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Thank you for reading this blog and an enormous thank you for supporting me in all my illustration-related pursuits over the last year. Have a wonderful festive season.

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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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Waymarkers

When do you think a regular activity becomes a tradition? This is our second year in Devon, Wren’s first Christmas, and Finch’s first Christmas that makes any sense to him. I think it’s a lovely phase in the life of … Continue reading

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Wreath-making

The river returned quickly to its normal level after Storm Angus and this week has been full of bright frosty days. Little Owl loved riding her bike through crispy cold leaves on the way to school this morning. They made … Continue reading

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Christmas cards!

Little Owl became an official Brownie last night. Surrounded by her friends, who held glittering sparklers, she made her promise to do her best, be true to herself, develop her beliefs, to serve the Queen and community, to help other … Continue reading

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Acrobat

It’s my last chapter of Steve Roud’s The English Year and I have been savouring it, hence the reason I’m not posting about it until January is nearly over! Roud says that traditionally much more of January would have been … Continue reading

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Picture Books 2015

I take Christmas as an opportunity to splurge on picture books…for the children obviously! I spend ages perusing the shelves of our local Waterstones, drinking in all those beautiful pages. Here are some of my favourites from this year’s purchases… … Continue reading

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Back at my desk

I’m back at my little desk by the window looking out on blue skies. There haven’t been many of those around this Christmas holiday. It has rained and rained and rained. My sister-in-law lives in York and her house avoided … Continue reading

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