Tag Archives: swallows

Flitting

Although it has been snowing here this week there are small green buds everywhere I look and it is April at last. For the beginning of April I pick up my seasonal reading again and head off to Somerset with … Continue reading

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March

It is the beginning of a new month so I turn to my seasonal reading again. In his book The English Year, Steve Roud’s chapter on March is preoccupied with the weather. March “comes in like a lion and out … Continue reading

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Rituals and results

I love the rituals of warm summer evenings. In the garden I visit all my little plants with the watering can, taking my time to congratulate myself on a new leaf or occasionally console myself over a loss. Green shoots … Continue reading

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Picture Hooks conference

Today I have been at the Picture Hooks conference here in Edinburgh all about the world of children’s book publishing. We’ve heard from illustrators, writers, publishers and agents. It’s been a lot to take in but invaluable. The highlight for … Continue reading

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1 year old

My blog is one-year old today. It’s hard to believe all the things that have happened in the last year. It’s lovely for me that it has all felt very natural: a slow unfolding. There’s still so much to learn … Continue reading

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Swallows

Hard frosts continue to await us in the mornings. At the weekend we even awoke to a smattering of snow. My pea seedlings paw at the windows with their curling tendrils but I daren’t put them out yet. The broad beans … Continue reading

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Springing into blogging

The swallows arrived yesterday on the farm so now seems a good time to make the jump and start blogging. Last year we left our old lives behind and headed for the hills. We are Hannah Foley (aka Owl), my … Continue reading

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