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December Flowers

It is my last visit of the year to Margaret Erskine Wilson’s book Wildflowers of Britain Month by Month. We have reached December and of course in the lead up to Christmas, I had to chose her beautiful illustration of … Continue reading

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Boomerang jobs

Sometimes it feels like Big Dreamer and I are trapped in an episode of Fawlty Towers on a loop. We can’t seem to do any jobs around the house without them boomeranging right round and pinging us in the head … Continue reading

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Transforming Conflict

Here’s a piece of work I did back in February for the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) for their annual conference called Transforming Conflict. This illustration was massively inspired by a wonderful piece of film created by Felipe Bustos … Continue reading

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Hedgehog update

We have seen our resident hedgehog! And he or she is still very much resident! I’m so pleased. I thought I might have completely frightened it off when I interfered with its bed under the bike tarpaulin (read about it … Continue reading

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Seeds

That’s my annual seed order sent off. I spent hours pouring over my preferred seed catalogue, comparing the descriptions of differing varieties of this vegetable and that, and weighing up whether to stick with a trusted favourite or experiment with … Continue reading

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Pumpkin problems

Something has been eating our pumpkins! We had a prize specimen of which we were very proud. It was getting fatter by the day and turning a fabulous golden orange. But one day it had some teeth marks in it … Continue reading

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Blossom End Rot

Things have gone very wrong with our tomatoes. We’ve had tons but the majority are marked by the same brown rash. It’s called Blossom End Rot. It’s a physiological problem caused by a lack of calcium getting to the fruit. … Continue reading

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Garden warfare

It’s going to be a busy week in our house. Little Owl is not just in one theatrical production but two. Then Friday is the school fete. It’s my first ever school summer fete so I’m pretty excited! I’m in … Continue reading

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Rain

Here is a little illustration I did of the greengrocers on the high street. They have a great range of local fruit and vegetables. I’m enjoying taking mealtime inspiration from the seasonal treats they have in stock. We had some … Continue reading

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Inheriting

In a kind of lovely postscript to my last post, I received a brilliant email. I’ll quote a little bit of it:  “…just a quick note to say we moved into your old house a month ago and adore your … Continue reading

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