Category Archives: Spring


The weather in the UK has been about as fickle as I can remember. From spring flowers – to arctic blast – back to spring (slightly battered) flowers. I can remember the big freeze of ’62/’63 – the year in … Continue reading

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February Fun…

So, here we are again – I hope you have been happily and busily engaged since last September. I’m not sure how it happens, but life sometimes takes over and posting just gets lost. I’ve managed a few posts on … Continue reading

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May is going crazy and the garden is a-buzz with bees seeking nectar. Not all my flowers are exactly ‘planned’ but the bees don’t seem to care. What with flowers and – below and swallows flying above, Summer is just … 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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“Daddy, my Daddy!”

It never ceases to bring a tear to my eye – Bobby standing on the station platform and peering into the steam and smoke of the train which has just brought her father back to his family. ‘The Railway Children’ … Continue reading

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A perfect day

There are some days which stand out in memory as ‘perfect’. Last Tuesday was one. I rose at 6.30 and watched the sun rise over Flatford Mill on the Suffolk/Essex border. Painting by 7.30 I tried to capture the early … 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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