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Click Tick List – Sew an Item of Clothing

At some point in my teenage years I made a top and trousers for a school class. As far as I can remember that was the first and last time I made clothes. I’ve been following Elise’s sewing exploits with … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – Week Twenty One and Twenty Two

Another couple of weeks to share. Enjoying his naps. Blueberries! And more produce from the garden. A wonderful sunset sky as I took Buddy round the block. Someone is happy with his borrowed cement mixer. Just happened to have the … Continue reading

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Layout Share – Guac or Cheese?

I’ve been busy this past week finalising plans to complete the 2017 USA album. The class I took from Ali Edwards, that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, really focussed my mind and got me enthusiastic to finish this … Continue reading

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Bloom – Be Bold

Have I mentioned that we are having an unusually hot and dry summer? Oh I have….. You would think that all the flowers would be relishing, if not the drought, certainly the heat. But they are not. As I have … Continue reading

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Click Tick List – Update – Watch 50 New to Me Films

I had a lot of fun updating my list a couple of months ago and I have already managed to cross one of the new items off. I’ll write about it next week when I’ve snapped some pictures. I wanted … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – Week Nineteen and Twenty

Another couple of weeks. This was mid June and we hadn’t had rain for a few weeks. You can see the lawn going brown. But apart from the lack of rain I have been trying to embrace the heat. Early … Continue reading

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One Little Word® 2018 – Practice – Update

The year is speeding away and I have not been doing so well with my word this time around. I’m both disappointed and not surprised. At the start of the year I had high hopes that this word was going … Continue reading

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Layout Share – New Orleans Bound but First we Target

Another story from the USA trip 2017. New Orleans Bound But First We Target Not many words on this one – Our first target stop. It was great to be back in this store! What more can I say? We … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Herby Sweets

Still honing my florist skills with yet more sweet williams. They are more or less finished now. But I’ve sown more seed ready for next year and hopefully the year after thats flowers. I picked Oregano foliage and some Clematis … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – Week Eighteen

Amazing sky to start the week. Garden alterations are coming along. Could we possibly get a Pear from this tree? Sun lover. I bought Gav this knot book after we stayed in a hotel that had a huge display of … Continue reading

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