Love

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I’ve been so busy recently that seven weeks have somehow slipped past since my last visit to Compton Verney, but I managed to remedy that situation this morning, and spent three happy hours at the lake. Few things unscramble my … Continued

Teether

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R and I had a brilliant day with Baby B today: much chatting and telling of jokes occurred, along with some poetry, and even a little harmony singing. I don’t know where L heard the suggestion that a four-month baby … Continued

Babe

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I’ve never understood the whole ‘ugly duckling’ thing: I think cygnets are prettier than ducklings, though that may be partly because I prefer grey to yellow. They’re especially cute at close quarters, when they look like an explosion in a … Continued

Flush

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R and I went for a walk at Croome this morning, where we failed to find any Odonata but did enjoy the emerging bluebells, though it was a dull morning and they didn’t photograph especially well. A few swallows and … Continued

Calculation

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H and S set off northwards this morning, and R and I found ourselves feeling a little sad and deflated after the excitement of the weekend, so we went off to Stratford for a walk along the river and a … Continued

Short and tall

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Baby B with Uncle H (BA (Jazz), M(Mus)). I just wish I’d recorded some of their conversations – I don’t think I’ll ever hear the little chap fratching again without hearing “Hey! Wassup man?” in my head, but there’s only … Continued

Saturday socks

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They’re all stars, my crew – every one of them. We had a lovely, happy, family day. So much to be grateful for…

Fuchsia Friday

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Many years ago I bought a pair of crown chimney pots in an antique shop, intending to use them as planters, but in the intervening decades I’ve come to realise that there is no plant on earth, other than maybe … Continued

Milestone

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Mummy’s Number 1 figured out how to do this today, after a sneaky hint from Grandma. I’m not sure I’ve done his sleep-deprived parents a favour, to be honest, because he can’t hold his upper body up for very long … Continued

Well-equipped

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You don’t have to have a proboscis as long as this to drink from the blossom of a crab apple tree, but it certainly helps – especially if you’re a male bee and you’re not collecting pollen to provision a … Continued