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Three children *** One big, grey dog *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

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“A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe.”

 

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  • Coombemill Love these and the edible eyes! #MMBC 23 Oct
  • Lisa G. Adorable! 23 Oct
  • Anne I love it when my kids concentrate on doing a craft and talk and help each other. Your pumpkin wreath is amazing, I love your... 23 Oct
  • Louisa Your wreath looks brilliant. I think it was a good idea to buy your pumpkins and leave all the creativity to the decorating. I wish... 23 Oct
  • Helena Loving these cauldrons. We've got some tissue paper so we may have a go too. #mmbc 20 Oct
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Time to smile

"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."

- J B S Haldane

Debs Random Writings

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Ready. Steady. Grow.

There is no denying that spring is gathering momentum. I keep finding small clumps of flowers budding up in unexpected corners, around the garden. While weeds are gaining an advantage in other areas.

Always the way. “Remove weeds” glides effortlessly to the top of my weekend list.

It’s not the only area that’s growing. Earlier this week, I mentioned how the children are sprouting in height (muffin recipe here). Turns out that they are growing in confidence, self reliance and knowledge too. Continue reading

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Ta-Dah! A spring-time cushion cover

I love spring. The landscape changes from muddy brown to fast growing green, in a blink of an eye.

Blue sky. Washing drying on the line. Birds courting on the roof tops. Lambs gambolling in a neighbour’s field. Bees buzzing around, visiting the flowers that seem to appear by stealth. All wonderful and most welcome to see.

Is it just me or have you ever noticed how the flowers seem to get more colourful as the months roll on? They certainly seem to in our neck of the woods. White snowdrops are replaced with daffodils and lesser celandines in the hedgerows. Then flowers such as pulmonaria and crocuses start to hold the space. Soft pastel colours, that will be replaced before long by more vibrant coloured flowers. And so the year rolls on. Slowly getting more colourful.

A few weeks ago, in a crazy moment, I decided I wanted to capture those early spring colours. Soft and hazy. Perfect for an Easter themed cushion cover. A change from my usual choice of bright colours. Continue reading

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New spring project #KCCO

Quick update on yarn projects and books. New project to share.

Knitting

I’ve made progress with my sock knitting. Nearing the toes, so hopefully a finished sock by next week and, fingers crossed, the second one starting.
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