Monthly Archives: August 2013

august days (4)

I’ve enjoyed tracking my August days. It’s held them down, made them seem real. I can look back and remember what I’ve done. But it’s made the month feel like it’s whizzed by so quickly! Here we are on the … Continue reading

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experimental soap

I’m down to my last bar of home made soap. This pretty impressive, given that I last made soap in February 2012. I use the instructions from the Down to Earth blog to make a plain olive and coconut oil … Continue reading

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august days (3)

Friday 16th Woke to pouring rain, and remembered the leaking gutter. Spent an hour emptying the contents of the water butt onto the garden – the willow appreciated a drenching but the neighbours thought I was mad. Picked the last … Continue reading

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august days (2)

Ah, August. You’re flying by so quickly. This is the second of my weekly posts about my days. You can find the first here. Friday 9th A lie in! I had tea at a friend’s, and then other friends had … Continue reading

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plastic shock

This is the recycling I brought home from one week in our Orkney holiday cottage. It’s not everything we used. We only had one bin, and for the first couple of days I just threw everything in it. It was … Continue reading

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august days (1)

While I was away I read a book by George Mackay Brown, an Orkney writer who was mostly responsible for my first trip to Orkney. I love his writings, and each time I go I buy a few extra books. … Continue reading

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holidays

Ah, holidays….

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