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Looking across fields from Jurassic Way long distance walk

A Good Walk | Jurassic Way

With May fast approaching (one of the best times of year for walking) we consulted the maps, packed our rucksacks and jumped on a train.

Looking across Great Forest field

O to be in England

O to be in England Now that April’s there,   Robert Browning I’ve been sorting through a pile of books and came across two poetry books, each with a poem…

linen stitch knitting

Diary of a Frugal Knitter (continued)

October 2018 Decided to knit blanket with spare and unravelled wool. Recorded progress here and was asked “How wide is 600 stitches?” Hurriedly took out tape measure and rather upset…

dandelions and daisies in springtime

Spring Enthusiasm

Before the April showers begin (as they surely will), I’ve been making the most of the sunny spring weather with long walks and gardening. I’ve also been enthused by the…

spring flowers and leaves

Spring Rituals

Spring has arrived. If you need dates to fix the seasons, then spring either started on Wednesday (the spring equinox) or on 1st March if you use the meteorological definition.…

Flinders Island view from Castle Rock Walk

Walking Further Afield

Last month, we went walking a little further afield than normal and I fell just a little in love with Flinders Island where the sea is crystal clear, the powdered…

frost on gate

A Seasonal Shift

I find January a slightly unsettling month. After the post-Christmas clear up of the Christmas Barns and the paperwork that has inevitably built up, there’s a distinct lack of enthusiasm…

blank page for January diary

January Diary

Spent last week of 2018 in slothful idleness eating Christmas Day leftovers and chocolates, reading books and enjoying the sunrise while taking Morris Leader of the Fox Terriers for short…

Happy Christmas

  Have a wonderful Christmas. See you next year.

Landrover and Christmas tree

December Diary

As usual, December has passed in a blur and find myself surprised that Christmas Day is just over a week away. How did that happen?