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Autumn images

I have some lovely autumn images lingering in my mind as I settle down to work this morning. There was Little Owl dancing across the damp grass at the park in the near dusk on our way home from swimming. … Continue reading

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Goodbyes

The house is full of boxes. I’m feeling wistful about leaving Scotland. There are many things I will miss but some things I won’t. I won’t miss the wind that inhabits Edinburgh all year round. It stalks the tall streets … Continue reading

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March

It is the beginning of a new month so I turn to my seasonal reading again. In his book The English Year, Steve Roud’s chapter on March is preoccupied with the weather. March “comes in like a lion and out … Continue reading

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A bright moment of calm

As a mum and freelancer the inside of my head most often resembles a tumbling, teeming ant hill; to-do lists and piles of dirty laundry marching to and fro as far as the eye can see. A new baby and … Continue reading

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Seeing

The day is full of sweeping showers, gliding in, down, and away again. Shafts of pale wintery sunlight beam out of breaks in the clouds, illuminating the landscape in an affectionate glow. The trees are sodden, creating a fine black … Continue reading

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Seed heads

One of the things I love about this time of year is pottering about in the garden having a good sort out. The light is beautifully mellow and there’s a nip to the air. There’s lots of birds to see, … Continue reading

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Q. What is better than muddy puddles?

A. Muddy icy puddles. That was the opinion of Little Owl and Big Dreamer this afternoon anyway. We headed up into the Pentland Hills on the southwest edge of Edinburgh for a bracing winter’s walk. Little Owl and Big Dreamer … Continue reading

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Transport

This morning Little Owl and I crossed the fields to deliver a letter in the village. The morning glowed in the bright slanting light. As we neared the village we caught up with one of the farmers and his dog … Continue reading

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