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Jurassic World – Treating Raptors Right

Jurassic World is a fantastic dinosaur movie and an awesome action film. I was lucky enough to see the movie in Imax 3D, and the experience was completely mind-blowing. I was astounded by… Continue reading

Sewing the perfect vintage day dress for spring (Sew-Easy 3296)

The weather is just starting to get warmer in Britain, and at last we can enjoy the outdoors again. It’s the time of year when you start thinking about floral prints and floaty… Continue reading

Portrait of a Baby Great Tit

We have some more baby birds in our garden, and this time it’s the great tit family who are introducing their new brood to our bird feeding area. The babies are wonderfully fluffy… Continue reading

A Cute little bird visits our garden for the first time

Yesterday we had a very sweet little thing appear at the bird feeding area – a tiny ball of fluffy brown feathers. I didn’t know what kind of bird he was – from… Continue reading

May Blossom at Nottingham Castle

The weather in Britain has been glorious over the past couple of weeks, so I decided to take a stroll in the gardens of Nottingham Castle this weekend. I absolutely loved walking under… Continue reading

A bad start to the week

It’s not that I don’t like Mondays, it’s just that they don’t seem to like me. Generally it’s the little things that go wrong, and at the worst times. I try to keep… Continue reading

Sergeant Sakura’s War

Originally posted on John Knifton:
Why are the roadworks for our new road island between Nottingham’s ring road and the main road to Hucknall taking so long? They began in August 2014 and…

The Song Thrush Returns

When I was a child we used to have a pair of song thrushes nesting at the very back of the garden among all the overgrown old trees and hedges. As the years… Continue reading

Wise words from a fortune cookie