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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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A busy summer

I have just realised how long it is since I posted anything here – blame the busy summer months! This year, the garden seems to have done nothing but grow – despite our frequent assaults upon it with cutters and … Continue reading

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So much joy

May is an incredible month, even in the bleakest years, but this year -after an icy blast at the tail end of ‘spring’ – May exploded into life. In a matter of two or three days, the  countryside ‘greened’ and … Continue reading

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‘Nightingale Wood’ by Stella Gibbons

(Part of 1938 reading week) From the very first moment of meeting ‘Wither’ as a family name, I knew this book would not only be SG’s up-dated take on  Cinderella, but would also ape Dickens’ love of witty names. According to the introduction (by Sophie … Continue reading

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Getting up steam

I have noticed that as the darkest days retreat, energy begins to return and one ‘builds up steam’ for the next project. On Monday I ‘got up steam’ in several ways. The day started with a visit to a friend’s … Continue reading

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Brrr…

No, we don’t have a Big Freeze here in Somerset – far from it – but we do have rather an over-abundance of grey skies and damp air and a general impression that this is the dullest, dankest time of year. But … Continue reading

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Oh dear!

This gives ‘bringing the house down’ a whole new meaning! The last storm, ‘Frank’, was a storm too many for the ‘African Hut’. The roof came down and brought the crib scene with it… poor Mary, Joseph, baby and Innkeeper … Continue reading

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