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Observe. A teeny, tiny crocus has reared its head in the garden under the birch tree. Poking through the snow, adjacent to a singular snowdrop, the bright yellow bud looks almost fluorescent in the palate of ice whites, muted greys and browns that accompany bad weather here in the UK. It’s as if my eyes… Read More Observe

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Snowfall and Firelight

Snowfall and Firelight. So another week passes by in this endless lockdown. I’m at the point where all time is blurring into one. What day is it? Who knows. But this week at least brought some change in the form of snow – a good few inches here in Yorkshire. Standing at the doorway, watching… Read More Snowfall and Firelight

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My small patch of earth

My small patch of earth. The world is a weird place at the moment. I feel small, and although not hiding away, just like I want to take a step out of it all. I want to fade into the background, and watch, and wait. I pace the length of the garden, with tea and… Read More My small patch of earth

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Garden Update – compost and veg patch

  Garden update – compost and veg patch  Spring is in the breeze. The world is slowly reawakening, that endless cycle pushing green buds from bare branches, sending sunlight to illuminate dark corners and warm our hearts. Finally, we’re shaking off the cocoon of winter and feeling the pull to get out and about into… Read More Garden Update – compost and veg patch

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Weekend mornings

I love to sit in the quiet of weekend mornings, before the world gets up and about. The sounds around are animal, natural, undisturbed by car engines, by chatter, by power tools and human shouts. The noises that drift down the valley comfort, draw me back to a time before I know, the low moo… Read More Weekend mornings

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A Rope Swing in the Garden

  I admit I bought a couple of things. A 50p plank of wood and a few metres of rope. And yes, I’m 30 entire years old….but guys….I’ve got a rope swing in the garden! As I turn my head, an entire branch of holly slaps into my face. Swearing and teetering at the top… Read More A Rope Swing in the Garden

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Reasons I love my garden in spring

Reasons I love my garden in spring These cheery dudes… My veg patch complete with curious cat The giant christmas tree Beer seat Also these cheery dudes too What is your favourite thing about outside in spring?