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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.”


Thank you….

  • 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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photo challenge

Cricket #MySundyPhoto

I took a moment to sit outside with a book. Looking up a cricket was watching me. How could I resist not taking 20 a couple of photos, before it disappeared?

Almost looks like it’s made of wood.



#MySundayPhoto – Fur

I’ve been experimenting with camera settings again. Turns out some subjects work just as well, if not better in grayscale. The fur of big, grey dogs is definitely on the list.

I can vouch that strawberries don’t look good in grayscale. I’ve spared you the vision. It’s enough to put me off eating them altogether. Almost.

I wonder what else I can find that doesn’t work…….?



Bee meets Poppy

For some reason, the bumble bees seem more determined to visit the poppies when they closed up in the evening. More of a challenge. Once inside they buzz as if they stuck, only to reappear in no time.

This bumble buzzed me after a while, so I backed off. It was just posturing rather than being agressive. Soon went back to the poppy.

I love watching them. Regular readers please forgive me for yet another photo of a poppy. I can’t resist. They don’t last long and I am enjoying them.

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