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We made it!

Well, to be absolutely honest, a lovely bunch of men from the village rallied round to ‘make’ the shed – leaving me the role of painter and decorator AND chief supplier of tea. The Grand Opening’ of the shed was … Continue reading

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Easter and the gallop to summer

A wonderful Easter weekend – with proper Easter weather – sun and a nip in the air (the previous weekend’s balmy temperatures being an anomaly which put paid to the daffodils). All our Easter activities were blessed with the ‘right … 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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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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