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When the sun shines, – garden pictures of course. Today is really a glorious, hot and muggy day with the sun shining and after being rained on with hail stones, no less, just 48 hours ago, the garden has now recovered … Continue reading

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Bear with me, this is a long post, sorry! I don’t usually post ‘in progress’ pictures, mainly because I forget to take them and also because I rather wonder who would be interested. BUT contrary as ever, I do like to see … Continue reading

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I find the reviews put up this month by some of the sewing bloggers I follow  very interesting. It is always illuminating to see what they think are the best of their makes, those they haven’t worn very much and … Continue reading

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My trip to Reading was tiring but given the list I took my purchases were extremely modest. I bought 2.6m of this lovely rust colour wool;  This is for a jacket. I have an almost vintage O.O.P. Vogue pattern of a … Continue reading

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   for not so small mercies. Seriously, my garden is under water, but I am so lucky compared with so many others. This is the best bit, the one corner of my garden, nearest the house. The bottom part is much … Continue reading

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When not to post…….

Directly after reading ‘Jude the Obscure’. I should know by now that Thomas Hardy does not brighten my day! However I have to say that the doom and gloom I felt when I first read ‘Jude’, which hung around for … Continue reading

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Looking Forward.

The things I hate most about this time of the year is not the cold, the ice, the rain, the dark or even the snow, it is the endless rehashing the year just past. It is almost as though they … Continue reading

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