Our Latest Website Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

Greetings, dear reader! Thanks for dropping by! I’ll get straight to it, shall I? This is a looong post. I hope you have a teapot handy… 1 Why another photoshoot? Since our tree change in 2018, I’ve changed a lot. I’ve become more ‘myself’ if that makes sense and I wanted girl and duck to…

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This Gentle Life: A Reflection

So this happened. Last week, I made scones for the local library. We were having a Devonshire Tea stall at the local agricultural show. But I couldn’t make it to the show. So I dropped the scones over to my neighbour and asked her to drop them off for me. She said, ‘But they have…

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My three words for 2019: A mid year check in.

Hello, dear reader! It’s a full moon tonight. Plus, we’re heading towards Winter Solstice. A good time to reflect, yes? So, a super quick post. What were your words for 2019? Do you even remember¬† them? My 2019 words were: Clarity Ease Quiet Clarity Clarity has been tricky.¬† I’ve had my knickers in a knot…

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Depth Year update: Here’s what I spent on myself this month

You might recall, dear reader, that I am having a Depth Year. A Depth Year can be many things. For me, 2019 is a Low Buy Depth Year. The aim is to bring as few new and shiny things into my life and to go deep with and appreciate all that I already have. In…

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Part One. My Year in Review: The Tree Change.

Hello pop tart! I’ve never done one of these review blog posts. But I LOVE reading ’em! So, this year, I’m giving it a whirl. To be honest, I’m wondering where to go with it all. How far, how wide, how deep? It’s like plotting a novel. I need groupings. Headings. Chapters. Maybe even a…

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Cottage news! The continuing saga of Elsie’s makeover…

Elsie, our dear little cottage, is inching closer to winning her beauty sash. But not without a few tears. Mainly mine. The question remains, will Elsie greet Christmas with a New Look or will we just have to embrace her, shabby chic, and all? Pictorial progress report:   I had no idea how much sash…

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Book news, cottage news, garden news. All the news.

In the last Q and Q Friday video, we talked about writing picture books via the illustrations. In other words, an alternative way to write a PB is to start with the pictures. Lots of creators, especially illustrators, work this way. Pictures first. Words second. Sweeeeet. So. That’s what I’m doing here. I’m pulling some…

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