Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pegleg Pete

I wonder how he lost his foot? One of our beautiful blue herons has died, and I am trying to work out how to salvage his feathers and bones: any hints?

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Middle Earth?

It is really such a magical landscape – who can see a folly on that island?

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I have so enjoyed reading the comments to my last post, I can get a real insight into my blogging friends’ quirks! I enjoyed making my own list, it was a relaxation while my daytime mind is whirring like an … Continue reading

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Perhaps from growing up in a frugal household – my father a Yorkshireman, my mother a Scot- I get inordinate pleasure from the process of choosing. I remember standing awed outside the matriarchal circle while my grandmother and aunts discussed … Continue reading

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We have Company

The crow is getting bolder, and we are encouraging his bad habits. Still, everyone is welcome, no matter what his reputation – we don’t make judgements here:

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Suscipe Requiem

Suscipe the Magnificent, Suscipe the nobel-hearted, the bombproof, Suscipe the sweet breathed her last at noon today. She is lying in wake with candles by her bed, and tomorrow we will bury her at sea with lilies and catnip according … Continue reading

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Don’t you love the times when you realise that aspects are working together swimmingly? We have been filming a series of interviews, which means our main room is transformed into its studio aspect: the skylights are covered, the table moved … Continue reading

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