Category Archives: Outside

Treasures Revealed

I have a long history of dreams about secret rooms and abandoned derelict parts of buildings that are somehow mine. They feel very old, and sometimes they have people in historic costume and the furnishings match the period of those … Continue reading

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A Wee Break

We often have a bit of a holiday at this time of the year. With the cat away having some time at the vet, the departure of family after staying with us, and all that EQR fixing things up palaver, … Continue reading

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‘What’s on My Workbench?’ Wednesday – Home Sweet Home

Home again, after a lovely time in Perth visiting family who have escaped at least partly to get away from earthquake aftermath. So good to see them, share their new experiences, see new places, and generally spend time together. So … Continue reading

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Here’s Postcard Number 3

Here is the 3rd postcard in this swap, from Molly Dwyer, a lovely watercolour of the North Shore of Long Island. It is a peaceful picture, I think. You can see more of her work here at I have … Continue reading

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‘What’s on my Workbench Wednesday?’ Travelling

This Wednesday mywork bench was the dashboard of my car as I drove back from Nelson, so I will post some photos of myjourney behind the wheel. It has been a great couple of days, lovely spring weather, amazing flowetrees … Continue reading

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Lo – Tech Entertainment

Kite Flying This is another of those lovely, windy, outdoorsy things that are fun to do! Once you launch your little construction of paper, string, and sticks up into the wind it becomes a twisting, tugging live thing on the … Continue reading

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Summer & Coffee

Postcards 7 and 8 have arrived, halfway around the world and into a completely different season! The first is from Jeanne from Minnesota bringing with it the glory of the ocean in a heatwave. I love the sea, and try … Continue reading

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No Chance of Staying Cold Today

I love an open fire in the winter. The whole process of laying the fire, scrumpling news paper, rolling a few coils and placing kindling gently, finishing with a carefully chosen dry log, builds anticipation for the cosy evening ahead. … Continue reading

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