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Two Thursdays

The skies have been festooned with skeins of migrating geese this week. Both at the allotment and in the garden I have heard the distant honking and looked up in time to see them; initially a thin wobbly line, then … Continue reading

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A sunny seagull

Phew…busy here…and hot! Here’s a seagull for a sunny day.

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Happy Midsummer!

Happy Midsummer! This weekend was fittingly glorious. We hid fairy doors in the garden for the children and their friends to find, and discover little Midsummer gifts left for them behind the doors by the ‘fairies’. The river is bursting … Continue reading

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Cuttings

Little Owl went back to school today after two weeks of Easter holidays in which it was either grey and raining or grey and cold. Finch and Wren were bereft as they waved her through the school doors. What would … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

 

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Celebrations

It’s been a weekend of celebrations. Little Owl turned nine and it was my Mum and Dad’s ruby wedding anniversary. How on earth they’ve made it to forty years leaves everyone, including themselves, scratching their heads! This is a couple … Continue reading

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Picture books 2017

We are lucky to have a fabulous fishmongers around the corner but on Saturday the counter was almost bare. “Herring?” I asked hopefully. Patrick threw up his arms in despair. “No herring, no sardines, no mackerel! Very little of anything!” … Continue reading

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How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim

I’m back at my desk and my mind is full of festive images…Christmas sing-a-longs, snow-covered hill-tops, purple clouds over a golden sunset, hoicking our friend out of a muddy puddle on a country walk (we nearly had to sacrifice his … Continue reading

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More beating the bounds

We have been lucky this week. The days have been bathed in a soft autumn light picking out all the shades of bronze and gold in the fading leaves. On the old tythe maps the parish was covered in orchards … Continue reading

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Savouring slowness

Finch has a cold and has been wandering around the house wheezing like a little train. It’s gone to his chest and he’s asthmatic. He clamped on some child’s ear defenders from the bottom of the toy box proclaiming that … Continue reading

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