24. October 2016 · Comments Off on Autumn view · Categories: Uncategorized

Here’s the view from the office window this morning – beautiful autumn light and a glimpse of our tree house 

07. October 2016 · Comments Off on Some chillis have come inside for the winter · Categories: Uncategorized

05. October 2016 · Comments Off on I’m so proud · Categories: Uncategorized

Here’s little miss 5 working on her first knitting project 😄😄

03. October 2016 · Comments Off on Warp · Categories: Uncategorized

Last week I set up my loom at weaving school for a new project. Here’s the warp when it was still waiting to go on the loom

05. April 2016 · Comments Off on New tenant · Categories: Wildlife · Tags:

Last year we had a tawny owl nesting in the big birdhouse behind our house, and we were lucky enough to see its baby (or babies?).  This year we have a new tenant, and it looks like another tawny.

One morning we saw a red squirrel climbing the oak tree and the owl watching it warily.  The squirrel ended up climbing right up onto the birdhouse roof!

The squirrrel was obviously not familiar with the Tale of Squirrel Nutkin – who gets his tail bitten off by an owl.

27. March 2016 · Comments Off on Easter Sunday sketching · Categories: Uncategorized


I have a new whittling knife but gave myself a blister, so my thumb needed a whittling break.

22. November 2015 · 1 comment · Categories: Craft

I finished these back in the summer, I’m just hopeless about blogging. My first two rag rugs, one in denim and one in assorted old bedsheets.



Both were made on the same warp. The denim rug lives in our bathroom, and the pink one was claimed by the girls.

09. November 2015 · Comments Off on Weekend visitors · Categories: Uncategorized

This mother & calf have been frequent visitors to our garden over the last few days.

29. October 2015 · Comments Off on Autumn · Categories: Uncategorised · Tags:

The clocks have changed and the dark days have started.  A couple of weekends ago, before it got too wintry, we met some other families down by the sea and grilled sausages together for dinner.  I took this panorama before the sun went down.

Look what I bought for 10 kronor this weekend!


Isn’t she pretty?