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A bracing walk along the clifftops at Carn Gloose

Early September is my favorite time of the year – still sunny, but with a crisp chill in the air that promises all the beauty of Autumn just around the corner. A great… Continue reading

Lanyon Quoit standing stones, Cornwall.

An ingenious blackbird learns to feed his (second) brood

The blackbirds in our garden have managed quite a coup this year – raising two broods in one season. Or as we like to say, double trouble. These baby birds are boisterous, noisy,… Continue reading

Taking time out for my Dad

I’m really sorry that I’ve been away for so long and I haven’t blogged in the last few weeks. I fully intended to, but I’ve been busy taking care of my Dad. Looking… Continue reading

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