Monthly Archives: September 2012

Community Resilience Plan

Yesterday there was a coffee morning at the village hall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. As one of the other mum’s in the village says, “you just never know when you might need them.” There’s always a good bake sale … Continue reading

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Morning glow

Yesterday, as Little Owl and I drove towards Edinburgh we encountered a beautiful sight. While the south side of the Forth river was darkened by thick rain clouds, the hills of the Kingdom of Fife on the north side were … Continue reading

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Wildlife encounters

This weekend was a packed one for wildlife sightings. On a walk with our friend Emily we spotted three little frogs hanging out in some muddy puddles. Little Owl loved it when we gently tickled them with some grass and … Continue reading

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In a spin

My first week back at college has been jam-packed with a mixture of activities. I’ve been drawing inky red kites (the bird that is) onto tracing paper to be stuck onto a window. I’ve made origami boxes to be filled … Continue reading

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New term

I find the start of the new school year quite an evocative time. The mornings always seem especially fresh on the first one back to school. This morning there was a nip in the air. My car was coated in … Continue reading

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Butterflies and buddleia

As part of our gardening escapades we’ve been planting some insect friendly specimens to attract butterflies and bees to our garden. Most of these attempts have been severely curtailed by the rabbits but one that has done well has been … Continue reading

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Otter Tracks

Last week Little Owl and I were down by the river. It’s still looking pretty sodden down there following the summer deluge. The vegetation is making a come back but it’s mainly the most pervasive species. The wild flowers haven’t … Continue reading

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Odd spuds

Is this the weirdest looking potato? I wish we’d unearthed it in time for the village horticultural show. We’d definitely have won the best vegetable monster prize with it. We’ve had a great crop from our rubble sacks. I love … Continue reading

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Dip pens

These arrived the other day and I’m chuffed to bits with them. They are three dip pens from a lady in Italy. One of them is broken but the other two work just fine. Aren’t they beautiful? I’m obsessed with … Continue reading

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Rhubarb jam

Everyone is agreed that it’s been a bad year in the garden. One plant that has thrived where others have not is rhubarb. We now have four crowns in our garden and we’ve had a bumper crop. Big Dreamer has … Continue reading

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