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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!

We’ve been blogging since January 2010, about everyday happenings that bring us joy.

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


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  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs Oh Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about Blue. Being a family that has always had a dog, I totally understand how upsetting it... 17 Mar
  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) Oh no, poor Blue! So sorry to hear this. I do hope that she has been recovering over the past week and is now back... 15 Mar
  • Susan Mann Aww what a sweet photo. That is lovely and such a fun capture xx 12 Mar
  • Kim Carberry Ohh! The new tumble dryer does sound good... Aww! Your poor dog. I hope she makes a full recovery soon. Sending love and hugs x... 12 Mar
  • Louisa I love his outfit, especially the beard and pipe, they are so clever. Do you know that as much as I love sewing, I hate... 12 Mar
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daily life

Currently working on

Let me take you on a quick tour of my current craft projects.

What’s this? Knitting purple again. Looks remarkably similar to the last piece you were knitting.”


{looks down. fidgets feet.}

Erm. Well. It is similar. Very similar. The thing is, easy mistake, I over ordered wool when I was knitting the Boy’s hoodie. Not much. Just twice as much as I needed. Sigh. The pattern required three 100g balls of wool. The wool came in 100g balls, yet somehow I ordered six. Who knows what I was thinking.

Anyway, I agreed to knit another hoodie. Slightly bigger this time for another member of the family. Requiring extra wool, which I ordered very carefully this time.

I’m grabbing time in the evening. It’s a simple pattern, perfect to do while watching TV. I should make good progress on this one.

“What’s this? Still working on your navy skirt? Thought you would have finished it by now.”


{Me, too.} Continue reading


This week has been all about focus. Concentrating on one thing at a time and doing it well. Giving myself time. Not being distracted.

It’s worked. I admit to a slow start at the beginning of the week, but I’ve made less mistakes. Ironically, I’ve achieved more.

Sunday, I focused on sewing. I’ve virtually finished my navy wool skirt. Just the waistband and hems to be tidied. This skirt is 100% wool. Very easy to handle and a dream to sew with. I’ve lined it, which was a good choice. It slips on perfectly and moves with ease. In fact, the skirt fits me like a glove.

My next project is hanging beside it. Hopefully, this weekend, I’ll have it cut out and ready to go. Continue reading

Automatic – My week

Between you and me, I don’t feel like I’ve really got going this week. We’re back in the routine of term time. All after-school clubs are running and I’ve scheduled in time to do the things to keep the house running, but it feels like I’m running on automatic.

As usual on a Friday, I’ve looked back through my photos on my camera. To see what kind of week it’s been. Hmm. There are no photos this week. None. Seriously. Zero.

Fortunately, my phone seems to have seen more action. Including a hastily taken photo this morning of the Boy wearing his new mama-made, knitted hoodie. Continue reading

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