Wickercycle

    I am loving our autumn — crisp, sunny days, with leaves just beginning to turn. It feels good to be outside, and I’m looking for any opportunity to be out and about. No big adventures today, just a bit of shopping and a few errands, including my annual pilgrimage to Moore’s Shoe Repair to…

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Squirrely Joke

We thought we beat the squirrels to this wee hazelnut, but it turns out we were outsmarted — they obviously knew what we didn’t. It may look like a prize find, but inside that fine shell…. nothing. Zip. Nada. I’m positive I saw those squirrels laughing at us.

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Silent Street

  The internet is a wonderful thing! (Obviously, or this blog wouldn’t exist…) After my post about our morning in Ipswich, a reader did a bit of research and sent me an update on the naming of Silent Street. Now why didn’t I think of that? I had googled Ipswich, but didn’t take it any further….

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Ancient Ipswich

We had an appointment in Ipswich this morning which gave us the chance to have lunch and explore the old town for a bit. Located on the estuary of the River Orwell, Ipswich is one of the oldest towns in England, dating back until at least Roman times. In the hour or so that we…

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Sunday Stroll

  I met up with an old friend while out walking this morning. I’ve known Sadie for more than ten years now, and we stopped for a minute to commiserate about the awkwardness of ageing. When I told her human about my blog, Sadie went into doggy pose mode, refusing to move until I pulled out my…

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Meet the Clangers

Look who appeared on a post box in nearby Hadleigh — the Clangers! For those of you in other parts of the world who don’t know about Clangers, you can read about them here and experience them here. They seem to be universally loved by the great British public, though personally I find them incredibly annoying –…

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Because it’s September

September! Perhaps it was because I spent so many (many) years as a student that September will always mean back-to-school, even when I have no formal school to go back to. New books. Shiny pens. Fresh goals. High excitement. Crisp apples. I’m not in school anymore, but the autumnnal undertones are flowing strong. The slow, lazy days of…

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Colourful London

August is flying past. My creative spark has been reignited, and my energy has been pulled away from my computer and towards my wool, beads, art supplies, and interesting projects. Today, though, I went into London with a friend and managed to combine a whole lot of my current interests with my love of walking and…

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Lovely London!

London is just up the road from us, but it usually takes an out-of-town visitor to lure me into the city. Today I met up with good friends from the US for a day of gentle wandering and exploration. The River Thames has been a major artery for as long as London has been a…

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Summer Morning

Southern England is quite beautiful at the moment, with sunny days, deep blue skies, and glorious flowers. As we had to do a few errands in Rayleigh early this morning, I took advantage of being out and about and went for a stroll along the High Street. This abundant display is outside the Crown pub, on…

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