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Hello from Sunday night

Hi everybody! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend all across the old globe. I’ve had the best luck today at the car boot sale. I set off from home and it immediately started to rain. By the time I got to the boot…

July 5, 2015
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Home, missing home

The last few days at home in West Cottage were so very busy for both of us. It’s always that way when we try to get as many projects completed as we can together. There are things we have to do, like replacing a…

September 3, 2014
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Time for one last walk. The Wychwood forest.

Very close to us at West Cottage is a forest called Wychwood. It used to stretch over 180 square miles and was counted as a Royal Forest of William the Conqueror in the 1086 Doomsday book. It’s a mixed forest of pines, beech, oak,…

August 31, 2014
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Friday night disaster…averted!

I have a Land Rover story to tell you, but rather than show you the gruesome happenings, I’m going to show you the lovely vintage things I bought the other day. So, I had to run into Oxford today and Robbie and I made…

August 29, 2014

The Druids next door

“There is stillness, the stones hold us. Still.” (Druid saying recorded by Romans) In the next door village of Stanton Harcourt is a stone henge. The village is named for it: from Stan (farm) + tun (beside the rocks). It’s a little known Neolithic…

August 25, 2014
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All work and no play? Don’t think so.

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! We’ve been major energizer bunnies round here. We’ve been building the carport, and removing stuff to the tip, and collecting plums, and chopping wood, and burning branches, and digging out a huge and ugly privet hedge for a…

August 22, 2014
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Summer’s bounty is all around us

There’s so much abundance around us here in Oxfordshire. When I drive thru any of the villages around us, I usually find a roadside stand with some freshly picked veggies and flowers and an honesty box requiring you to deposit a pound or two.…

August 13, 2014
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Hello from Sunday night

Gosh it’s been such a busy week and I’m extremely behind on commenting and visiting everyone. Come to think of it, it seems like that’s the case with practically everyone out there. 😀 Are you all enjoying the last couple weeks of summer holidays?…

August 11, 2014
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The palace next door

It makes me chuckle to say that. Blenheim is very close to us here in Northmoor. It takes us maybe 10 minutes to drive to it and, they have this terrific scheme for annual passes, that, if you buy a day pass, you can…

August 4, 2014
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Quiet days

The world is very liminal today. It’s a grey day here where things can go either way. The river is very still. Robert and I wonder if the river is still because of a storm downstream. Too much water downstream. Is that even possible?…

August 3, 2014