Monthly Archives: July 2013

broad beans, and a peacock for robyn

Here he is, in all his glory. I took this at the local city farm, months and months ago now. I was saving it for a post about our newly decorated bedroom (because I painted it ‘peacock blue’) but I … Continue reading

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moving the furniture

Please excuse the slightly bizarre look of things around here today. I fancied a change, and you know how it goes sometimes – you take everything out, move everything around, then it doesn’t quite look right so you stop for … Continue reading

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Finally, finally, there is food growing in our garden. I vowed last year that I wouldn’t try to grow vegetables again. Every year I start off with good intentions, but then forget to water, or the snails eat everything. Every … Continue reading

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Vicarious chickens

I love chickens. I find them very peaceful to watch. A little scratch of the ground here, investigating under a leaf there. They often seem so relaxed. We once looked after Fay’s chickens for a couple of weeks. I remember … Continue reading

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functional sewing

In the run up to the weekend wedding, I spent a lot of time sewing. Not exciting-presents sewing, or hope-this-skirt-doesn’t-look-like-a-tent sewing, but functional sewing. Somehow the shirts for the groom’s party had sleeves that only came down to their elbows, … Continue reading

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