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Warm days

We are back from a wonderful week in Wales. My mind is filled with delicious images: the particular smell of the sea from the deck of a boat, the sounds of wading birds far out across the estuary early on a … Continue reading

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September

The festivity that occupies the majority of Steve Roud’s chapter on September in his book, The English Year, is Harvest Festival. We have some friends who lived for a while in America and every year they celebrate Thanksgiving. While I’m … Continue reading

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Variation

Hanging out the washing in the morning there’s a definite freshness to the air that wasn’t there a week or so ago. On a walk in the hills above our house this weekend we spotted an enormous painted lady butterfly … Continue reading

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May

I’ve been delving into my seasonal reading again this month. Steve Roud’s chapter on May in his book The English Year, is a riot of flower strewn celebrations. Roud says that traditionally May would have rivalled Christmas in the scale … Continue reading

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Wildwood

This week skeins of pink-footed geese have been spotted over the farm, making their way south to their winter feeding grounds. Although many pass us by, for some the east coast of Scotland will be their destination and they will … Continue reading

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Freewheelin’

Recently we invested in a bike seat for Little Owl. After a search we settled on one where she sits in front of the rider with footwells for her feet. I like it because I can have a chat with … Continue reading

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