Tag Archives: puppy

…the constant gardeners…

…we have spent the last few blazingly warm days turning our little unloved and desperately tangled garden into a little paradise.  Slightly burnt and ever so tired we have cleared and pruned, raked and sewn, with our efforts culminating in … Continue reading

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…chickery chick, cha laa cha laa…

…our feathery friends have finally arrived, and they have been pecking around their Hillpike residence – resplendent with bunting – for two weeks.  Despite my fears that the dogs may eat them, or that they might be terribly hard work, … Continue reading

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…a marmalade cake, an old embroidery, a little portrait and a naughty Jemima…

…stumbling downstairs early on Saturday morning I was greeted with a scene of devastation.  Not only had naughty Jemima ripped up an entire roll of kitchen paper, but she had become inextricably tangled with one of my bras – whilst … Continue reading

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…snow, snow, snow, stories, studios and soufflés…

…the snow has drifted and danced its way around the farm all day.  It is seemingly relentless.  The sky is leaden and heavy, the landscape blindingly white and the snowflakes keep falling.  I am distracted from what I am supposed … Continue reading

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