Monthly Archives: January 2012

for today

Outside my window… everything’s quiet  I am thinking… about a long day, that probably involved rather too much cake than was good for me (although it was very nice, and much needed) I am thankful… for half an hour of quiet … Continue reading

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home-buttled pizza

Well, can I first of all say a big cheerful hooray! for the flurry of excitement and cheery thoughtfulness generated after my last post. It’s always a bit scary saying writing a bit of a ‘this is what I think’ … Continue reading

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conscious living – a (kind of) plan

When I moved from my old blog in September last year, I planned that this one would be a celebration of cheerful living – ‘a healthy mix of simple living, frugal living, ordinary-and-extraordinary living’. I think I’d like to add conscious … Continue reading

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disaster averted

Would you just look at this cheerful little owl I made while I was sitting here all poorly. Isn’t he adorable? He’s from a book of miniature Christmas knits, which I have temporarily misplaced, so I can’t tell you what … Continue reading

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for today

Outside my window… the field beans I planted as green manure are starting to peek through the soil I am thinking… about how much I’ve loved not being at work, and what that means for the future I am thankful… … Continue reading

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take a look around you

We went for a walk yesterday afternoon. Just up the road, past the chickens, through the cemetery, along the field, through the park, back past the local shops. A walk we’ve done a thousand times. A walk we do probably … Continue reading

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a peedie confession…

Ok, so I’ve got a peedie confession to make. A Peedie confession, in fact. You see, I met this lovely woman, Fay, over the internet, and we went to stay in her lovely house. And when we got there, we … Continue reading

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beach huts for guinea pigs

Just because you’re a guinea pig, and you live miles and miles and miles from the sea, doesn’t mean you can’t have your own beach hut, right? I was Most Jealous of these little beach huts, especially the stripey one. … Continue reading

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for today…

Outside my window… the sun is peeking through the clouds, and two blue tits are flying in and out of the nest box, and the fuchsia is still in flower I am thinking… about the blog posts I’ve meant to … Continue reading

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sitting still

An exciting day today – I walked all the way to the library, all by myself! I didn’t quite stretch to carrying the enormous pile of books you can see there all the way home again (thank goodness for buses), … Continue reading

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