the unexpected guests

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We often have extra animals in various stages of rehabilitation. Both of us have a tendency to stumble across animals in need, or they hear us coming and throw themselves in our path. We raised an orphan duckling who even grew … Read More

birthday gift

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I opened the mailbox on my birthday to find this beauty. A gift from a wonderful woman. I feel extraordinarily blessed to have some incredible people in my life.  So much love and skill has gone into this.  I love … Read More

The Fabric Store

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This is where non-fabric enthusiasts can keep scrolling past! On my birthday I went to The Fabric Store for the first time.  Yup. After we’d eaten at a great new Mexican lunchbar. The thought of going to just fondle fabric … Read More

Chilean guavas

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In my mind, these pages are full of news and photos of a very full and wonderful summer. Sorry that posts have been a bit sparse. I have been thinking, and talking to others, about what to do with this … Read More

Validation Day

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When I talk about Twin Oaks Community, I still say ‘we’. A part of me is still there I think. I still have dear friends still living at Twin Oaks. I talk about life there because communal living is rich … Read More

Taking stock

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Taking inspiration from Pip (over HERE) in taking stock: Making: the Fen dress. Longsleeved this time, in a navy linen I’ve had stashed for the just the right pattern.  Cooking : lasagne. The ingredients were out on the bench but … Read More

The happy shirt

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I took an unpaid week off work over the holiday period. It was so good! I took naps, I read whole books in one sitting, took long walks on the beach, swam, ate amazing food and hung out with the … Read More

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