Monthly Archives: March 2017

swatch

I finished this at bedtime last night and obviously went to bed cuddling it. So soft and woolly. The swatch is prep for the Ooa Hoodie from Kate Davies.  

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Bumblebee and an orgy of newts

Just been following this fine furry fellow around the garden to see what he likes best. Counted him 90 seconds inside the one hellebore bloom.  This celandine is saying “can’t… open…any…wider”. I’ve got a photo with thirty dancing newts in … Continue reading

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Chuck Berry 

This was a real blast from the past. Feel sure that Mum and Dad must’ve had this album around the house when I was growing up. Podcast from Spanish national radio includes the whole of Berry’s 1970 album Back Home 

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Marsh Marigolds 

I got on an old swimming costume (on top of my thermal vest it’s not that warm) christened my brand new wellies and waded out into the pond to give it a haircut. The reward is that I’ve revealed the … Continue reading

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Morning walk: pretty pretty bird

Yellowhammer photo by John Fox from birdwatchireland.ie  A very handsome yellowhammer bravely stayed put in the hedge and eyed me as I passed.  Lines of too many crosses at the American War Memorial.  Yellowhammers were on the radio as I … Continue reading

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The News

​While you’re on that website “reading the news” you’re the one who’s being read.  I’ve picked up a couple of tasty morsels, on which, if you trust me, you might want to spend a couple of minutes of your valuable … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Consent and Creating Freedom

While I’ve been knitting I’ve enjoyed listening to Raoul Martínez talking about his project Creating Freedom. It seems radical, admirable and beautiful, especially in comparison to my own current project, a minute-by-minute log of the output of Radio 4’s Today programme with pie-charts.  … Continue reading

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