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Stars and snow

We dodged gritter lorries on our way home from Brownies this evening. In the icy darkness we counted the stars and pointed out Orion’s belt. The radio news reports are full of snow in Scotland and the North of England. … Continue reading

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A booky inheritance

I was recently given a book that belonged to my Great Grandfather. I never knew him so it was like a hand reached out of the past and gave mine a firm shake. From photographs of him I imagine he … Continue reading

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Wreath-making

The river returned quickly to its normal level after Storm Angus and this week has been full of bright frosty days. Little Owl loved riding her bike through crispy cold leaves on the way to school this morning. They made … Continue reading

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Home

We are moving house again. This will be our third move in as many years. The difference with this move is that this is going to be our house. I honestly never thought we’d be able to say that, but … Continue reading

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Wee Hansel and Gretel

On Friday Little Owl and I went and did something really magical…we went to see the Scottish National Ballet perform a special children’s performance of their newest production of Hansel and Gretel. My scanner hasn’t done justice to the front … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night excitement

This week the temperature dropped and the promised iciness of a few weeks ago is now here to stay. The morning frost that covers the garden has seen off the last off my nasturtium flowers that had been cheerfully hanging … Continue reading

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Comet Pan-STARRS

We have been scanning the skies for comet Pan-STARRS over the last few evenings. It’s supposed to be particularly close to the sun just now, so very visible. Not if you live in Scotland however! Low lying snow clouds have … Continue reading

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Christmas cards

At last they’re here! Visit my shop if you’d like to buy my Christmas cards.

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Halloween

I’m not much of a fan of Halloween. As a child with a vivid imagination I could never control my fears enough to find them entertaining. It was always pure terror or nothing. Now an adult and mum to boot, … Continue reading

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Dark nights

It’s a really dark night tonight. Often the stars are bright enough that I can walk down the lane to bring the bin back and see my way quite clearly. Tonight I needed our big torch that sits by the … Continue reading

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