Category Archives: Nature & Wildlife

Meanwhile Back On The Farm

Hello World. Remember those first two words WordPress put on our About Page?  When, all shiny and brand new we ventured nervously, hands shaking as we hit the publish button, into blogland for the very first time? Clueless as to … Continue reading

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All Change At The Summerhouse

Hello dear friends, how I miss you.  My absence breeds a growing sense of isolation from my blogging community, the Summerhouse needs the laughter of friends. I wonder what you are up to, how things are going, what’s your latest … Continue reading

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Spring Forward

Hello again dear friends!  Cobwebs linger in the corners of the Summerhouse, my short, more frequent posts haven’t materialised – yet – but spring has sprung, I am writing and my daffodils are blooming ~ A getaway to the countryside … Continue reading

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Of Blogging Blues And Otters

Today, the view from the Summerhouse is grey and wet.   Yet I am heartened at signs of spring bulbs rising from winter’s slumber with fresh, green shoots.  Soon, the view will be awash with colour. As I work on the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

From across the Shining Sea, I wish my dear American family and friends a Peaceful and Happy Thanksgiving.

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It Is What It Is: Goodbye Darling Dad

Hello dear friends, When I signed off here three months ago, I hoped to return in September with good news about my memoir writing progress, but in early July I got a call from my uncle telling me my dad … Continue reading

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Window On A Train

I gaze through the train window looking for my fox, but so far, it is nowhere to be seen. I put down my book, wanting only to soak up the beauty of the English countryside as it zooms past my … Continue reading

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Write Dance Believe

Before I dared to call myself a writer, before I could ever imagine seeing even a single word of mine in print, before I knew what a blog was, I read this: ‘When your life’s seasons, assignments or relationships change, … Continue reading

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A Field of Sheep For A Happy New Year

Only seven days into 2016, not too late I hope to wish you all a Happy New Year!  I’m a straggler, always it seems… Bogged down with other, behind-blog ‘stuff’ at the moment and finding it pretty impossible to get … Continue reading

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In The Presence Of A Hedgehog

George Washington Carver was an African-American botanist born into slavery somewhere around 1864 (the exact date of his birth is unknown).   He went on to receive many honours for his work, which ultimately helped teach poor, farming families how to … Continue reading

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