Category Archives: Makings

Fireworks and apples – preparing for winter

November is a bleak month in the northern hemisphere.  The clocks go back an hour at the end of October.  A measure aimed to help us get up to a slightly lighter morning soon has the effect of plunging us in to darkness … Continue reading

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Written in the Stars

We humans are a curious and impatient animal.  From the dawning moments of our consciousness we have been asking questions.  Will this hurt me?  Can I eat that?  When will the rains come?  Why do the birds leave?  As time … Continue reading

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A White Elephant

Mr S and I have been searching charity shops for silver spoons.  The idea is to find one with an interesting handle which can be made in to a ring.  We have only come across one so far within our … Continue reading

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Siren Call

Perhaps it comes from being of an island race, perhaps there is pirate or viking in my blood, perhaps it is that I have never lived further than ten minutes from the shore, perhaps it is the childhood memories, perhaps … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Thinking

Mr S recently came in to possession of this printed fabric of Mount Fuji.  It is designed to be used as a handkerchief but I thought it looked too good to be subjected to my ever active nose.  It is … Continue reading

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