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A puppy walk on the beach

It was a brisk and windy day when we took the poodle puppies for a walk on the beach. I love a bracing walk in Autumn, it really blows the cobwebs away. I… Continue reading

Let sleeping puppies lie

A couple of weeks ago I went to visit my friend Corinna (of Cooking with Corinna fame) and we had a brilliant time playing with her two gorgeous miniature poodle pups, two energetic bundles… Continue reading

Oriental Lily in Bloom

Believe it or not, we have a heat wave in England. It’s a balmy  82°F  today, a welcome change from the chill drizzle we would normally expect at this time of year, and my oriental… Continue reading

A Smashing Time with Stained Glass

I have never, ever crafted with stained glass before. But I’ve always been drawn to its beauty and the way that it playfully catches the light. So I decided to come out of… Continue reading

Coming Back from Writer’s Block

I want to say I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging recently, but the truth is, something really upsetting happened and I just couldn’t write. I still don’t really have the words to explain,… Continue reading

Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Autumn is my favourite season, and it was my grandfather’s favourite too. In fact, you couldn’t say “Autumn” without him booming out “SEASON OF MISTS AND MELLOW FRUITFULNESS” from wherever he was standing… Continue reading

Red is the new black

This week Kate attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace for the first time, and she completely nailed it. Wearing a stunning red, vintage-inspired floor-length evening gown, she looked like a 1950s film… Continue reading

Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

This is one of my favourite views in Britain, sitting on the cliffs looking at Godrevy Lighthouse. Virginia Woolf visited this lighthouse in 1892, and it is often said that it inspired her… Continue reading

Harvest Time

Autumn is always a busy time in the natural world, so much bounty to be gathered and stored before winter comes along. This afternoon I saw a farmer harvesting the hay in his… Continue reading