Category Archive for: ‘seasonal’

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    A Pebble for Your Pocket

    What is it with stones? Perhaps you share my strange habit… of picking up pebbles and popping them in your pocket as you walk along a beach or beside a river. Every time I’m feeling overwhelmed, angry, in need of inspiration… I go down to […]

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    Strawberry Spirals

    Whisking fresh strawberry gelato, the whirring beaters twirl, turning ice crystals to smoothness. Round and round, spiralling. The taste of perfumed sweetness in my mouth. These fruits of love have been with me a lifetime. Since toddling days, when I had a reputation as being […]

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    Joy Pockets

    Goodness it’s been a long time since I’ve shared my little pockets of joy. Here there are: Our cherry blossom picnic – a highlight of my year every year. Family and friends gathered and my sister shared her new instrument, a gubal – my new […]

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    Christmas 2014 – I’ll Do It My Way

    This year I’m doing it differently. Christmas that is. Not to the outside eye perhaps. But in the little details. We are skirting round the edge of a cold/flu bug, rather than all getting super sick. (Keep your fingers crossed for us!) Thanks to our […]

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    A Walk in the Blue

    We headed out on an adventure yesterday, down to West Cork… bluebell woods are a spring family tradition… I remember walking the bluebell woods with MY granny. Now my girls get to do the same. This ancient woodland is right next to the sea with […]

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  • Cherry Blossom Picnic

    This weekend saw our annual much-anticipated family celebration of spring, adopted from our soul- heartland Kyoto, Japan: o-hanami, the cherry blossom picnic. We have really made it our own at this stage – we are now on our third one. We require a sunny day with […]

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  • Weaving Summer Magic

    I have been weaving summer magic in myriad ways. Connecting with the season through creativity. Touching its spirit. After a couple of weeks away. A rocky transition in to the summer holidays. And my own ups and downs, I have been feeling the need to […]

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  • Bringing Spring In

    We have been bringing spring in – in our craft, the flowers on our nature table… Spring, welcome to the Pink House! We’ve been waiting for you! Come on in (she threaded the big string of rainbow beads all by herself this morning!) We’re getting […]

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  • Sweet Pea

    Another day, another painting. As you can see from the blog,  my writing is in hibernation and painting in full bloom. I feel I should apologise, to those of you who enjoy the writing. But… I’m guessing there’s no need, bearing in mind it’s my […]

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  • Spring into summer

    After a couple of weeks off, I’m painting again. Playing with new colours, loving the light blue of a spring sky and the vivid orange of summer.Bright green tendrils unfurling and butterflies flying. Tumbling wisteria blossoms hang like grapes. A swallow at rest. We are […]

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