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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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Acrobat

It’s my last chapter of Steve Roud’s The English Year and I have been savouring it, hence the reason I’m not posting about it until January is nearly over! Roud says that traditionally much more of January would have been … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Fifteen minutes to go!!! Happy New Year everyone! Thanks again for all your support this year. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2016 for you all.

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December

It is December and everyone is busy with the lead up to Christmas. In his chapter on December in his book The English Year, Steve Roud reports that, perhaps unsurprisingly, most of what we consider to be a traditional English … 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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New year, new life

The leaden skies and downpours have lifted this morning to reveal a bright and frosty landscape. It seems appropriate because yesterday evening I became an aunty for the first time! Well done to my wonderful sister who managed the whole … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! May 2014 be a wonderful year for you and yours.

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Happy New Year

Looking back on the year is a funny old thing isn’t it? Towards the end of this year something unpleasant happened. It wasn’t a massive thing but in typical Hannah fashion I’ve questioned and questioned myself. I shouldn’t have said … Continue reading

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Butterflies and buddleia

As part of our gardening escapades we’ve been planting some insect friendly specimens to attract butterflies and bees to our garden. Most of these attempts have been severely curtailed by the rabbits but one that has done well has been … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Slowly we wind down for Christmas. On Tuesday the village gathered in the hall to sing carols and drink mulled wine. The children from the school sang Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Then we piled out into the icy night, wishing … Continue reading

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