Winding Up the Season

The sun finally made an appearance while I was out walking this morning– I’ve missed it this week. The Met Office is saying that we’ll be losing our mild temperatures tomorrow, and that the wind will probably leave most of our trees bare by the end of the weekend, so I made a point of enjoying…

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And Back Again

I love the whole idea of city breaks. Three days away, and now we’re home with our hearts and cameras full of memories and images of beautiful places and friendly people. Not to mention crisp days under bright blue skies. Back home in England, the skies are heavy and grey, and the beautiful weather seems long gone….

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Old Grey

Our weather seems to be trying out every shade of grey today. It’s not particularly cold, just grey and (now) drizzly. This horse made me laugh as she reached her neck through the fence to nibble on the greener side — she almost looks like she’s wearing a crown. Sweet! I guess she’s going to…

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Lady in Passing

I don’t know anything about this plaque, but something about it made me pause when I saw it — clearly she means something to somebody. Funny, I pass this garden nearly every day, but I never noticed the little clay ornament until a couple of days ago. Now that I know she’s there, my eyes seek her…

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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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