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In a Vase on Monday: My Christmas Tree

On Friday I took my daughter and her children to see the Ignite Garden display at Kingston Lacy Which was a magical way to meet outside at the start of their Christmas holidays. This is Little Miss M, in a … Continue reading

120, Fenchurch Street

Hellooo! Here we are again, this time on top of 120, Fenchurch Street – wow that sun was bright! (see previous post about the Sky Garden at 20, Fenchurch St) That is ‘The Gherkin’ in the background. To get up … Continue reading

Monthly Meet-Up: Tree

Gingko in Japan November 2015 Clipped fir in Doreen’s Garden September 2018 Sturdy little oak at Cerne Abbas October 2015 Vintage fabric from 1946 Weeping Willow Cerne Abbas 2017 The oak tree at the bottom of my garden September morning … Continue reading

Snowflake Tree

Yesterday I wondered if Rainbow Junkie’s easy snowflake pattern could be turned into a shawl. To try out the idea I started to lay the snowflakes out in a triangular formation and look what happened! Cute huh?!

Treehouse Retreat

On 15th December 2016 I set off, car bulging with craft materials, for 31 days of blissful solitude in a treehouse near the Pembrokeshire sea. Click here for the AirBnB link to the Treehouse, where you can see photos and … Continue reading

Photo Challenge Round-up: Street

Tokyo’s Carnaby Street ~ Jane at Rainbow Junkie……. …………… ……Winchester Cathy at Nanacathy…….. ……. ……….. …….pretty  me at Wild Daffodil……… ……… ……….Japan  Jen at Let the Sewing Begin………………mindfulness 💜 Denis at Haiku Hound…….. ……….. ……Charlie Christina A Look at the Little Things ……. …play Dorris at Dig … Continue reading

Street – Japan 3:5

Last November I went on a Textile Tour of Japan with Arena Travel and fell in love with the country, its people and culture. I started to share my trip with you all and then my computer crashed, for good. … Continue reading

Miss E’s Tree

Inspired by a post card from the post card swap my 4 year old grandaughter drew this picture as a card she wanted to send to her godmother for her birthday.   She then asked me if i had made any … Continue reading


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A Day with the Boys

Good morning Good afternoon A walk round the pond. We wanted to identify this little bird – it was so tiny and hard to spot in the fir trees. Such a loud alarm call for a tiny bird. Even harder … Continue reading

Winter Woodland Walk

It has been so wet for so long and some of the woodlands near me are looking particularly lush and mossy – elves and fairies peeping out from behind every tree and fern. To give everyone in my daughter’s family … Continue reading

From my nest on the cliff

7.06 am 25th December 2020, looking out from my static caravan window. Click on any image to see it full screen. As some of you will know, every other year I escape Christmas and find a hideaway where I can … Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday: Happy Birthday

It was my daughter’s birthday last week and I picked some asters and cotoneaster to pop in a jar for her. The bees are going crazy for those asters but the birds are not eating the cotoneaster berries yet. There … Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday

Self-seeded Calendula and aster with ripe and ripening pears. It is a challenge to catch the pears at the the right time to pick them before the wasps get to them. A good crop this year. Joining Cathy and her … Continue reading


The view from my window this afternoon – the village 3 miles away had a river running down the street and so did the local town. But it was all over in about 10 minutes and then sun came out. … Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday: Altered Art

In my vase today is a posy of Pink Dandelions, thank you so much for the seeds Cathy, they are such gems! And twigs of snowberry bush, well that’s what I called it as a child, don’t know its proper … Continue reading

Little Altars at Home

Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will know how much I loathe housework, but these are strange times! Today found me actually wanting to give the bathroom a thorough going over! As I was putting things … Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday

I was standing at the kitchen sink wondering what to put in a vase today and saw these 3 right in front of me on my windowsill – odd bits and pieces, picked up at various times as I wander … Continue reading


Look what I found, hanging in my fig tree! My wonderful son-in-law is a farmer and he was clearing away an old rusty fence. Knowing how much I love rust, he wrapped some into a Dreamcatcher for me and hung … Continue reading

Field Art

I set out across the field thinking that a field after maize is a bleak sight, devoid of creative opportunities. … ….and then I started noticing details in the hedgerow Pussy willow, so magical in the sunshine. This photo was … Continue reading