Monthly Archives: August 2014

Working hard

Dip, ting-ting, scritch, scratch, screetch, scritch, scritch. Dip, ting-ting, screetch, scratch. Dip, ting-ting, scritch, screetch, scratch. These are the sounds of me working very hard on several looming deadlines…eeek!

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Is anyone else out there obsessed by storage? Wherever this obsession comes from, it must be the same place that makes me go mad in Lakeland (read more here). If I’m honest I’d go so far as to say that … Continue reading

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First day of school

Finch and I waved Little Owl off this week for her first day of school. She confidently strode across the playground to meet her teacher in her new uniform, proudly clutching her lunchbox and book bag. A little less confidently … Continue reading

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Boat racing

This weekend we went along to the 25th annual cardboard boat race on the Union Canal in Linlithgow. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. Cardboard boats of all shapes and sizes had to navigate a course … Continue reading

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SCCR website launch

This week a very exciting thing happened. The Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) website went live and on it were my illustrations! Regular readers of this blog will know that I have been volunteering this year with the SCCR … Continue reading

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Maple Arts Exhibition

Yesterday airborne seeds smoked and billowed from the downy heads of thistle plants. It always seems to me that, like the mayfly, thistle seeds seasonally pour forth in one of those blink-and-you-miss-it profligate events nature is so good at. Suddenly … Continue reading

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World War 1 Centenary

As many of you will know today marks the centenary of the start of World War 1. Our local library has a wonderful display all about it, with a selection of books for children about the war. I got Where … Continue reading

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On the way back from a swim this evening the dusk was dim enough that I needed to put the car headlights on. The breeze that tosses the trees has a roguish manner. In England the main summer month is … Continue reading

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