Remembering

Happy Hallowe’en! The veil is thin tonight, and perhaps it’s true that on this night each year the dead return home. I am acutely aware of those who have gone on before me, those who helped make me who I am. Tonight, once the candy has been distributed and the candle in the jack-o-lantern has…

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Red Sky at Morning

Red sky at morning sailors take warning… Today’s rain came as no surprise after we awoke to this glorious sunrise. But who can complain about a bit of dampness after a show like this? ‘Twas worth waking up early for! Here in Britain, of course, it is voiced a bit differently: Red sky at night, shepherds’…

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Softly, Gently

As I’ve been telling you, this is a fun week for the village, but today I’m giving in to the fatigue and scratchy throat that have been hovering in the background for the past couple of days. As testament to the walking practice I’ve been developing, I still walked, but I divided the day into…

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Knit & Natter

The Noise Arts Festival is taking place all week here in Thundersley, and today Bodkins hosted a free Knit & Natter taster session for anyone wanting to pick up needles and wool and have a go. Seven of us crowded into the front of the shop to knit and get acquainted — and as always,…

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Another Woolly Sighting!

Along with all the pink reminders of breast cancer awareness in Thundersley this week, we are also celebrating art in various forms – and the Craft Club has been doing their part. This little autumn scene is brightening the corner outside the post office. (Unfortunately, the blue skies are gone now, and the little woolly pumpkins…

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Thundersley in Pink

Breast cancer affects us all. This week, Thundersley is decked out in pink to increase awareness of the disease and hopefully encourage donations to the Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust. I’m feeling very proud of my community today! (If you are reading this in an email, please click over to my actual webpage to see a…

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Woolly Sighting!

The Craft Club has been at it again, this time with a cute and clever autumn scene. I love the woollies, and love the smiles of the people who were gathering to ooh and aah. I am so grateful to live in such a fun-spirited and creative community!

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Revisiting Limnerslease

We returned to the Watts Gallery today for a second look at the fabulous Richard Dadd exhibit before it closes at the end of the month. With a bit of time to spare, we also booked onto the tour of Limnerslease, the home where George Frederic Watts lived with his wife, Mary. (Mary, you might…

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London with Kids

I love how the very nature of London seems to change depending on who you’re with. Today was absolutely brilliant! With two small kids in tow, a friend and I took the train into London for the day. We walked past the old Roman wall across from the Tower of London, then made our way…

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Walking into Autumn

I guess it won’t be long before the branches are bare, but for today I’m enjoying the crunchy earthiness of my walks. The best part? I swear my brisk-ish walks are improving my circulation and I’m not feeling so bothered by the nip in the air this year.

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