Tag Archive: winter

DON’T FEED THE DUCKS

Well, I’ve always been a bit of a rebel.

The first butterfly of summer… already?

The days are getting a little warmer now in Britain, but the nights are still freezing. It looks like Spring may be just on the horizon, especially now we have a few scattered… Continue reading

The first flowers of spring

Our garden is cold, damp, and most definitely wintery. But as I was walking down the rockery to check on our hibernating hedgehogs, I caught a glimpse of colour between the grey rocks… Continue reading

Moving from gas to coal, and refurbishing an abandoned 1950s fireplace in the process.

In the 70s and 80s, gas was a cost-effective way to heat your home and nearly everyone had gas-fueled heating installed. But today gas prices are going through the roof, and many families… Continue reading

Summer Strawberries

I was browsing through my camera and I came across this photo from the summer – it seems almost unimaginable that Britain is warm enough to grow strawberries when the weather is so… Continue reading

Absolute Carnage at the Duck Pond

When I was little my parents used to take me to feed the ducks, and now that I’m a grown up I really enjoy the serenity and calmness of visiting the duck pond.… Continue reading

Palace Green under Heavy Snow

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

Durham Cathedral in the Snow

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

McCall’s 6684 – a close match for Mad Men’s Joan Holloway?

I am so excited about this pattern, and I cannot wait to start making it once all the Christmas festivites are over. I already have some fabric in mind, and I think that… Continue reading