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Empty nests

Now that the autumn leaves are falling, empty birds’ nests are being revealed in the skeleton branches of trees and hedges in Meander Valley. I’ve noticed several nests in the garden and I nearly cycled into the ditch as I rode past a collection in a naked hedge. 123 more words


Stop apologising

Every day I feel the need to apologise for something or other.. Usually for reasons I have conjured up from my perception of other people’s feelings.. 1,271 more words

Approaching Art as Narrative: Poetry Inspired by Phoebe Anna Traquair

Before I dive into the particulars of my research, my subject deserves an introduction.  Phoebe Anna Traquair was born in Dublin in 1852 and relocated to Edinburgh in 1874 where she became a key figure in the Scottish Arts and Crafts Movement.  397 more words


Bubbly, crochet otter pattern

And here he is, my whimsical looking crochet otter amigurumi called Bubbly.

It felt like I have been working on this pattern for ages. That’s probably because of all the free days we are having this time of year. 404 more words


On the Farm: Outings, Activities & Crafts

Evie has always loved farmyard animals; but after visiting the farm and a donkey sanctuary recently, she discovered a new fondness for donkey’s. She has been talking often about donkey’s and other farm animals, as well as pretending to feed them using her imagination. 1,521 more words