Friday 31 December 2021

Word For The Year


To look deeper at what I have and do and understand, and to look outwards for fresh inspiration

And inwards to repurpose the good stuff

Wednesday 29 December 2021

Start and End of The Day

I had to be up early for a hospital appointment (only an X-ray but perhaps, finally, the start of my much needed hand treatment.) 
The sunrise was astounding
South East
Particularly through the cherry tree
And the window

Drove to Cromer, arrived much too early, was seen, x-rayed, and out in a few minutes, then went and found a coffee
The winter exposes structures so nicely
Sunset also spectacular from upstairs
Downstairs through the door
And rosy...
Been sewing, planning, taking orders, money on Paypal, maybe things will work out OK after all...


Sunday 5 December 2021

Season of Mulch

 Everything is so wet!

Today's roadkill is Squashed Paint Tube

I'm going upstairs and putting the heating back on...

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Shallow Evenings

I'm tired. It seems like months since my little Round Trip; it's dark so early,;I'm skint, and I have no desire to attack the Post Mountain..  I'm not sure I can manage.

Sometimes the sky is lovely, but lately I have no chance to stand under it and just breathe...

Thursday 21 October 2021

17 and 18, almost home

 I got to Malvern last night after a long day's drive through much of South Wales, too many motorways, and a fair sprinkling of teeny steep lanes without turn-around places...

And the campsite had "paid internet" and, despite a very good phone signal, blocked free access. Grrr

So, day 17 was a bit like this

Leaf colour at Pengraig
Early sunshine, the morning was delightful after a long wet night
Another angle
And big mushrooms!
Layby berries
Malvern Hills
and leaves by my motorhome

Lovely trees...

 On the other hand, when this was described as a "blueberry muffin" they really didn't feel the need to offer any multiples...

Day 18 was a bit more relaxed.. In no particular order

Lake with Flamingoes

The previous customer...
My £35 worth seems modest

At Bramble Patch I found this lovely beauty

Still a treadle, sadly not being used

By the lake in late sun

Don't like heights. This was huge
A rabble
And a member of same. I had a coffee by the lake then have retired for a peaceful evening with my radio and some hand-sewing.. I will be home tomorrow, and do not plan to blog this journey further unless I see something fascinating on the way..

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Day 16 - We had some sad news

 An old friend died on Monday night, after a lifetime (and a not-short-lifetime too) with a serious heart condition. I didn't feel like photography. She was an astonishing photographer, I'll try to find some examples later. 

Today (Wednesday) I'm heading back into England - I think I will be home on Friday evening, and I expect my little cat will be happy to see me...

Monday 18 October 2021

Day 15. Rain mostly, and I'm tired

 I was in sitting-down-and-sewing (and listening to a book) mood, so I spent much of the day in the wagon making quilt blocks, rewiring sewing-machine pedals, sorting stuff...

Old barns - the one on the left is showers and a sauna, very civilised
Penstemon still flowering well by the house
Use-to-be-a-yurt-base, now a flower-pot working area
Work table - computer, sewing-machine, tea, and biscuits...

Sunday 17 October 2021

Is it really Day 14?

 Dog walking in the fine rain; fixing sewing machines; supper; dog time; dog tired...

Old barn
Jet in the lane
Distant view
Original croft
Sides of the lane are as steep as walls
And have mushroom for mushrooms
And a big stick!

Saturday 16 October 2021

Day 13 - Housework and Rest, Many Ws

Much of today was House Admin, also called Doing The Ws - Washing, Water, Waste Disposal, Washing Up, and then we (Lizzie and me and the hounds) had a most delightful dinner of sausages and cauliflower cheese and plum crumble, and now I'm going to rest with my book, digest, and go to bed

I sorted my new fabrics and the old sewing-machine parts, and put stuff away under the bed, emptied the toilet and filled the water, wiped the floor, did the dishes, and had a rest...
Inside the Big Wagon, stove lit, dinner on, peaceful
And this lovely moonlight as I walked back to Big Bumble, almost too full to move...

Friday 15 October 2021

Day 12, sitting in the sun

 ...reading a book and waiting for a sewing-machine customer, who has gone off with her "new" 99k

And gently pottering about looking at lots of little gardens, odd corners, and nice details of this complicated and rather (very) eccentric community

Megan showing off
Demolish and grow
Odd gardens everywhere
Including inside the Garden Shed
A glare...
Peacefully snoring
Roll of chicken-wire
Hart's Tongue fern on the smoke-house wall
And sunset.
Washing done, dinner eaten, time for bed