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After the Storm

Yesterday an enormous storm rolled in and blew the power at Radio Devon. The kids and I watched in awe from the window as rain pounded the garden. Counting the seconds between lightening strike and thunder clap, the storm stalked … Continue reading

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Walking the bounds

My Dad likes to take a “stroll around the block” of an evening. I think that’s an interesting expression because a “block” is an American term. We don’t really have blocks here do we? My Granddad on my Dad’s side … Continue reading

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Summer at last

Finch got some new pyjamas this week. He was so pleased with them that he got up in the night and put all three sets on, on top of each other. He was roasting when we went to wake him … Continue reading

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Sun rise

The sun has been struggling up each morning this week around about 7.20am and each morning a bird has been singing outside our bedroom window at just about the same time. I did try to learn some of our British … Continue reading

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Nerves

I can’t even tell you how relieved I am that the Christmas tree is gone. I had it down on the 27th and wrestling it out of the back door was major catharsis. It wasn’t the tree’s fault. It was … Continue reading

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Life lessons

Sunday morning was bright and clear. We put on our boots and headed up into the hills behind our house. In a meadow high above the city we sipped scalding hot chocolate out of flasks and munched on satsumas. Below … Continue reading

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Hosting a hedgehog

In the meadow by the river, cow parsley flower heads dance like a sea of white saucers over a table cloth of golden grasses. Along the river banks hogweed umbrellas are drying out and dying back, giving room for other … Continue reading

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The Wasps – Ouverture

Big Dreamer and I had a lovely evening out together this weekend. I know, out, together, in the evening! Shock horror! We left my lovely mum in charge. That’s not technically true. Little Owl was in charge, but my mum … Continue reading

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Layers

I’m fascinated by layers. My dissertation for my degree was about layers in landscape. I once read about how the Japanese value tarnished objects more than polished ones because the tarnish shows the layers of handling. The object gains worth … Continue reading

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Tattoos

Wherever Little Owl is and whatever she is doing, Finch wants to be there. He pushes his way in joyfully grabbing handfuls of whatever she is playing with, or alternatively, handfuls of her hair. Poor Little Owl. She got sweet … Continue reading

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