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Floppy Faith

This morning I woke up feeling like it was 7 in the morning. It was it 9:37 am. I justified this feeling of tiredness by reminding myself that daylight savings ended or started yesterday. 1,084 more words


Reviewing Lark Rise to Candleford

Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson, with an introduction by Phillip Mallett was a pleasure.

Ms. Thompson’s three semi autobiographical books (or lightly fictionalized as Mallett puts it), Lark Rise (1939), Over to Candleford (1941) and Candelford Green (1943) were brought together in 1945 along with 30 wood engravings by Julie Neild create a vivid, yet gentle picture of the 1880’s… 118 more words

Lark Rise to Candleford

I’ve caught up quite a bit on my period dramas since graduating from college. One of the most charming is Lark Rise to Candleford, a BBC series about late 19th century life in the English countryside. 330 more words


Aligning with real life

The nature writer Richard Mabey is the author of a large book on the plants of Great Britain, Flora Brittanica. His latest work is a biography of the author of the… 167 more words

Holiday Wares

When we were on holiday in Withorn I took a liking to the town’s antique shop. A friendly proprietor and good quality stock made a place that I couldn’t help but keep going back to. 113 more words

Married Life


Lately, I’ve been…

Knitting :: A tiny baby cardigan for H’s brother’s baby (nicknamed the blueberry). The pattern is Linnie (thanks for all of your input about patterns last week!) and the yarn is Viking Baby Ull in colourways 368 and 369. 215 more words


Dreams of the Good Life. The Life of Flora Thompson and the Creation of Lark Rise to Candleford, by Richard Mabey

I was brought up on Lark Rise to Candleford. Juniper Hill, the real-life hamlet on which Lark Rise is based, is about 15 miles from where I grew up, and in the same unassuming, un-picturesque intensely agricultural part of the Midlands. 1,093 more words

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