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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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Visiting the Bloedel Conservatory

Some days, when one is in a mad rush, it’s important to say, “Stuff this for a game of soldiers” to oneself and stop for more than two minutes together. Chloe and I did just this the other day. We stopped across town in…

April 14, 2015
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Ola from Sunday night, which suddenly turned into a Monday morning

There’s something to be said about bringing the weather with us. But we Vancouverites, what do we care about the rain! We don’t ever bother with an umbrella in a good old West Coast downpour… so a tropical storm? It’s just March lioning it.…

March 16, 2015
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Afternoon break in a hectic day

This little urban park was such a welcome break in my rather full and hectic day. Clover and I walked around and thru it and noticed that the city really did plant an amazing assortment of trees here. This is an old part of…

October 7, 2014
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A river runs

Apparently it’s been a dry and lovely summer here on the West Coast and, while we can still believe that it’s the height of summer, there are undeniable signs of autumn all around. But what do we care about that on a golden Saturday…

September 6, 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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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