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Twill weave

By | 2018-01-16T16:34:14+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Twill weave, my house-pigeon must like twill weave - here he is inspecting two of my oldest rugs dating from the late 1980s and still going strong. I have not seen pigeon for several days now - nor found feathers or remains in the garden so hoping he has made [...]

Nature’s best

By | 2017-09-24T12:25:54+00:00 September 15th, 2017|

Nature's Best Nature's best things are virtually free - this plateful was picked this morning.  I planted the Conference pear tree at the millennium along with a vine and a Brown Monkey Turkey fig - they continue to give me free harvest every year and every year the bounty seems to [...]

Life changes

By | 2017-09-03T12:46:14+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Life Changes Life changes and change is about the only certainty in life - and with bereavement comes massive change. And unexpected pleasures. I commissioned this headstone from the Cordazzo Kindersley workshop in Cambridge. It was fixed in place on Monday 21st August. It brings me enormous pleasure.  The stone is perfect, my [...]

Christmas socks among the cinders

By | 2016-10-30T15:42:30+00:00 December 25th, 2014|

Christmas socks  - my three youngest grandchildren loved theirs - 'take our picture in front of the fire Granny' they said. We had a roaring fire when they visited yesterday they were all cold when they arrived -  I didn't manage to get much of the fire into the photo. They taught [...]

Pigs, pumpkins and grandchildren

By | 2016-10-30T15:42:51+00:00 November 6th, 2014|

Pigs, pumpkins and grandchildren is how I spent the day last Thursday - it was such fun; we carved pumpkins and fed the seeds to pigs,  Bessy and Bramley (named I believe after yorkshire puddings and apple sauce!). The grandchildren set up  an Instagram account on my iPhone! And took a screenshot of [...]