Category Archives: rural fun

Ravens, writing desks and lamp posts?

So, now you know how a sewer pipe is like a gas lamp! Welcome to the Narnia section of the ‘Secret Story Garden’ – and just to tempt you to come along, here are a couple more images:     … Continue reading

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Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Well, both are ‘things’ I suppose. You might just as well say ‘How is a sewer pipe like a gas lamp?’ You won’t find the answer to that one in a book, but you sure will if you come along … Continue reading

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Knitting, sewing, gluing, painting, planting, constructing… ‘stuff’

I note, with shame, that a whole month has passed with ne’er a squeak from me on this blog. Blame the summer weather, friends and family, and various projects which have kept me busy. Right now I am surrounded with … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy

A fortnight’s silence on this blog = lots of activities which have kept blogging well and truly pruned. Busy-ness included sunset-catching/watching, trips to the beach, eating traditional Swiss food (prepared by a ‘traditional’ Swiss student) plus a wedding, a farewell … Continue reading

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All on a Spring walk

Now, where did you two pop up from? Ah, yes – meet Buttons and Bandit, who like nothing better than to explore the surrounding countryside so that they can come back and tell children all about the things they have … Continue reading

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By the sea

The sea has been a bit over-excited in recent months, but during a day spent down at Watchet, on the Bristol Channel coast, it seemed fairly well-behaved.  The harbour was calm enough and the dredger hard at work to keep … Continue reading

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Special Opening Hours

Somerset Arts Weeks are well underway and Honey Pot Books will have extended opening hours: 10 – 4 on Wednesday Sept 25th, Thursday 26th and Saturday 28th + Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday October 1st,2nd,3rd and Saturday 5th. Busy busy – with … Continue reading

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African Hut Revival

Friday was The Day. With temperatures soaring OV donned his old red T-shirt and ancient navy trousers and headed up a ladder. The ‘chicken wire’ had been put in place a few days earlier. The site was cleared and, with … Continue reading

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Flowers part 3

Match the proverbs: Boys will be boys Many hands make light work Still waters run deep The longest journey starts with a single step Life begins at 40 Every cloud has a silver lining

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Floral warnings!

And now, if you don’t rush out and thread a needle to attempt mending your silk purse, before the sausages leap from the pan into the fire, you’ll find yourself between a rock and a hard place – and will … Continue reading

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