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Hello 2019!

How was your Christmas and New Year? I hope you had a lovely time, and managed to find some restful moments in amongst the busyness. We travelled back yesterday from Yorkshire after visiting Big Dreamer’s side of the family. The … 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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Carnival season

At the weekend we bundled ourselves up in hats and scarves to see one of the local illuminated carnivals. It’s a bit of a tradition in Devon. October sees most towns host their own brightly lit procession. We have been … 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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Mackerel

Mackerel are in season at the moment. We couldn’t be in any doubt of this when a 6ft tall mackerel standing on its hind legs appeared on the high street near our house a few weeks ago. He is affectionately … 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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Book Week Scotland

It’s Book Week Scotland this week and across the country there are lots of events and fun things to get involved with in celebration of books. Pictured above are love letters by Little Owl and I, which we have sent … Continue reading

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Goodbye Etsy

This week it’s been time for me to say goodbye to my Etsy shop. For those of you who don’t know Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage producers. It was great at the beginning because I learnt … Continue reading

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