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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.

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Just a thought….

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

 

Life

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  • Julia No hand holding at school or kisses at the playground, but they love me to knit them stuff. Fingers crossed that doesn't change. The hoodie... 19 Sep
  • Jo - Mother of Teenagers I am constantly aghast at your crafting skills. I so wish I could match them. Love the colour and if he is happy to wear... 19 Sep
  • Jeannie Gray I get SO excited when the kids ask me to knit for them. The hoodie looks fantastic & doesn't have that homemade vibe at all.... 19 Sep
  • Craft Mother I really like Kent. It seems a bit forgotten about, other than the coast line and crossing to the continent. A bit sad to see... 19 Sep
  • Craft Mother So true. Just need to look. I'm fascinated by the history left behind in clues. Especially the ones so easily overlooked. 19 Sep
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Time to smile

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

- J B S Haldane

Debs Random Writings

felting

Snow Hare Doodle

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I’m redirected and put on hold. Again. I’m listening to ….oh I really don’t know what. It’s up beat music, without being too annoying. Yet.

I rest the phone on my shoulder, with my ear keeping it in place, and pick up a pencil and start to doodle.

Some time later, I’ve moved up 3 places in the queue and I’m totally reassured about how much they value my call.  I look down at my new doodle of a seagull diving down on an unaware girl dressed as an Edwardian. I set the phone on the table and put it on speaker phone.

Sigh. Continue reading

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Like feeding (needle felted) gannets

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“A bird just fell out of the sky. Look. Over there.”

I looked.

There was nothing to see, by the time I’d followed his outstretched arm. The space was empty, but I knew what he’d witnessed. Even though he’d  sighted one before me. Darn! At least I’d been pre-warned. Continue reading

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Mountain children

children-in-the-forest-needle-felted-toadstool(Needle-felted Fly Agaric)

The books that are read to us as young children, help to shape the people we will become. It affects our style, our understanding of our surroundings, our references in the world. It’s little wonder as these books are often read to us over and over and over again. They are the first pictures that we study in detail and commit to memory in our young heads.

My children were raised on Elsa Beskow books. Not exclusively, of course, but they were a running theme throughout their young years, as they would be rotated on our Seasons table. The illustrations are delightful. The stories simple and centred on our natural world. Continue reading

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There have been cases when people lifted my photos and words, and used them without credit to me or asking permission first. Using them for their own commercial gain. I have now added a level of security to deter people from doing this. Apologies to people who do play nicely. If you would like to use any of my photos, please contact me.

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