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Northmoor

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Jump in the line!

So I know I promised everyone a couple more practical classes, and I really mean to get on with them today or tomorrow, (the etched glass is proving difficult to photograph), but this week’s been taken up mostly with getting on with the garage…

July 31, 2015
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And now for something completely different: The Medusa

I just have to tell you about something. Monday was the most exciting day! Robert started the Medusa! For those of you who don’t know what the Medusa is, I have to explain a little. To me, Robert is part genius, part mad scientist,…

July 29, 2015
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The king’s kitchens and my birthday supper

At RBG Kew, one of the most charming areas for me are the King’s kitchens and the kitchen’s garden. On the second floor is a small room with chairs and some lovely reproduction books and menus from King George’s era. One book I was…

July 14, 2015
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Chickens and eggs and omelettes

Down at the other side of the meadow… around a little summer cottage… is our neighbour’s hen house and six hens. The hens are usually left inside their run, but sometimes get to wander out onto the meadow. Most days the hens are left…

July 10, 2015
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A walk in the fields

We live on the outskirts of our village and there are several farmed fields around us. There is a foot path leading thru five fields and a small copse which ends up at the Thames. I love to walk out to the Thames in…

July 7, 2015
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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
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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