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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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  • Angela Webster There's barely a minute to take a breath in December is there ! The homemade jumper is fantastic. My two still have a full week... 15 Dec
  • Louise Houghton Oh what a lovely jumper. Our boys have their sweater day today. All our Christmas activities have been rearranged due to the snow but we... 15 Dec
  • The Reading Residence A wonderfully festive week. My daughter's carol concert is in a local church on Monday and she has a couple of lines, so she's excited.... 15 Dec
  • Kim Carberry Those advent calendars look fab....It will be be one they remember in years to come.. But you are never too old for chocolate calendars....I still... 12 Dec
  • Fiona Cambouropoulos A lovely Christmas craft and such a good use of an old calendar. I've kept them in the past but only used them to press... 12 Dec
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Debs Random Writings

daily life

Focus

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

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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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Gathering

I weaved my way though the towering sunflower stalks, growing in the kitchen garden. Aiming for a flower, in the middle of the patch, to photograph. The others around it were beginning to fade. Petals twisting. Edges drying. This one sunflower bloomed later and was still looking good. Head not hanging down, as if inspecting its feet, like its fading companions. It’s nearing judgement day. Do I bring the sunflower seed heads in, to store for the birds over winter? Soon, I think.

I stepped carefully over spaghetti squashes, growing between the stalks. Mindful of their trailing stems. Not wishing to cut off their last gasps of nourishment. Easier now that the leaves have died back. A sign that the time has come round again to harvest the squashes.

I grab a few apples from a nearby tree to replenish the fruit bowl. A daily routine, now the hornets have gone, or maybe diverted elsewhere. Using my jumper as an improvised apron to hold the red, glistening apples. Continue reading

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