Monthly Archives: September 2011

Coffee morning

It is glorious here today (that indian summer finally hit Scotland). Little Owl and I took the day off from our studies to help out with the Toddler Group Macmillan Coffee Morning. The idea is to raise funds for the … Continue reading

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Wannabe Wizards

Remember that long piece of wood Big Dreamer had collected from our weekend woodland walk? The one he was going to fashion into a Gandalf-type staff? He had left it leaning against the house outside the front door. It clouted … Continue reading

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Sticks and shoes

Today we went for a great walk in the woods. Big Dreamer found a long piece of wood which he intends to turn into a staff like Gandalf’s from Lord of the Rings. We drove home with it wedged through … Continue reading

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First week back

First week back at college and it was straight down to business. We were given a three day project in which we collaborated with graphic design students to produce a zine in response to a randomly chosen location in Edinburgh. … Continue reading

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Harvest Supper

Here are some decorations we have been making for our harvest supper tomorrow evening. Without wanting to sound ‘worthy’ I love Harvest Festival for its ability to incorporate celebration and prudence. It marks the turning of the seasons while asking … Continue reading

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A crisp bright morning

This morning Little Owl and I climbed the hill to the top of the farm. From there we could see the whole valley laid out below us, crisp and bright. We swung on a farm gate singing Old MacDonald at … Continue reading

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Baton down the hatches!

Here is a picture of a snug blanket Little Owl received from Big Dreamer’s mum this weekend. It couldn’t have been a better timed present either! As the tail end of Hurricane Katia sweeps over Scotland the weather here can … Continue reading

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Beetroot recipes

It is still blustery and showery here today. I watched two buzzards circling each other on the thermals. They looked majestic against the dark brooding sky. I have been meaning to blog about beetroot for a while. Vegetable growers are … Continue reading

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A blustery day

What a blustery day! I’ve just rescued a duvet cover from the wood at the bottom of the garden. I’ve decided it’s safer to dry it over the bannisters than on the washing line. Autumn is definitely here. Little Owl … Continue reading

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Blog Wall @ Raft

Here is my contribution to the Raft exhibition in Glasgow. We went over yesterday to set up. For those who have been following my blog regularly there will be a few familiar images in these photos. I was asked to … Continue reading

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