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Sailing and sowing

The summer holidays are drawing to a close. School re-starts on Tuesday. The fantastic weather over the bank holiday was a great way to end and was worth all the previous weeks of dreariness. We finally launched a little sailing … Continue reading

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Life lessons

Sunday morning was bright and clear. We put on our boots and headed up into the hills behind our house. In a meadow high above the city we sipped scalding hot chocolate out of flasks and munched on satsumas. Below … Continue reading

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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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Home

We’re back from our holidays, our suitcases crammed full of happy family memories and a copious amount of stowaway sand.

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Hiraeth

Do you know the word Hiraeth? It’s a Welsh word. It kind of means homesickness but really it describes a much deeper feeling than just missing home. It’s a word for being properly ill or heartbroken in your longing for, … Continue reading

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A trip to the sea

In spite of a flurry of snow on Monday morning and a black out throughout Tuesday and part of yesterday the seasons are on the change. A sparrow sang to me from the guttering when I went to take the … Continue reading

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Five weeks and counting

I’m five weeks into my final year and time seems to be passing very quickly. The main thing I have been focussing on so far has been the design for the website for my children’s magazine. I have been fortunate … Continue reading

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A day on the beach

Little Owl and I spent the day on the beach at Exmouth today. We built sandcastles, splashed in the sea, collected shells, and all the other things you should do on a beach. It was marvellous fun. As we packed … Continue reading

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Slow worm

I am sat in my Mum and Dad’s conservatory with the doors wide open. The evening is hot and still. The sky is tinted pink by the setting sun. What a contrast to Scotland. Although, Big Dreamer does tell me … Continue reading

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Dramatic skies

Little Owl and I sauntered home behind a tractor carrying hay bales. We didn’t mind because we could take in the dramatic evening. Wheeling flocks of seagulls, seeking escape from the stormy seas, made black patterns against the gold and … Continue reading

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