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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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An eventful weekend

Did you survive the snow? Apart from the odd mound left from road clearing, ours has all gone. After living in Scotland I find snow so evocative, especially being in a rural community.  As many of you will know, country … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Yesterday an enormous storm rolled in and blew the power at Radio Devon. The kids and I watched in awe from the window as rain pounded the garden. Counting the seconds between lightening strike and thunder clap, the storm stalked … Continue reading

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Mad hattiness

Wren and Finch are big fans of carbohydrates. They would live entirely on bread, potatoes and pasta if they could. Finch’s potato passion reached new heights with this season’s jersey royals so he was utterly disgusted when we made a … Continue reading

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Summer at last

Finch got some new pyjamas this week. He was so pleased with them that he got up in the night and put all three sets on, on top of each other. He was roasting when we went to wake him … Continue reading

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Easter

Did you have a lovely Easter? We did. Highlights for me were a meadow full of delicate white and purple fritillaries here in Devon, and banks of wood anemones like little white stars in a wooded glen in Yorkshire. I … Continue reading

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Sun rise

The sun has been struggling up each morning this week around about 7.20am and each morning a bird has been singing outside our bedroom window at just about the same time. I did try to learn some of our British … Continue reading

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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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Waymarkers

When do you think a regular activity becomes a tradition? This is our second year in Devon, Wren’s first Christmas, and Finch’s first Christmas that makes any sense to him. I think it’s a lovely phase in the life of … Continue reading

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Counting Hedgehogs!

The Mammal Society are conducting a study of the prevalence of hedgehogs. If you have seen one this year they want to know! In fact, if you haven’t seen one they also want to know. Hedgehogs are in long-term decline … Continue reading

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