November passed by much too quickly this year. Wasn’t it just Hallowe’en?
With November came the colder weather. Watching Maus on a particularly blustery walk home from school, as she tucked her face into the top of jacket, it occurred to me that the one thing missing […]
As the days in October slowly get cooler, it is high time some new woollies get knit. Straight from Iceland (thanks A & M!) I am trying my hand at stranded knitting for the first time, using two different shades of green Lettlopi wool. I am using […]
The play food in our toy kitchen has been getting a lot of use recently. Mostly for pretend picnics, but occasionally for something completely different.
Play food selection available seems to be exploding of late. Typing “play food” (filtered by toys) into the search bar on Etsy yields 1716 items (at my last check). That […]
My little Maus started junior kindergarten this year, and although her kindergarten is all day, 5 days a week, we decided that we would still have frequent days at home. Not only would these days at home be rest days to unwind a little, they would also be perfect times to […]
It seems to be mid to late summer every year that the cicadas come out and start to buzz in the trees. Most cicadas have a 2-5 year life-cycle (although there is a North America species that has a 17 year life-cycle!) and spend most of the time underground as nymphs […]
Borage is one thing that grows well in our garden (tomatoes on the other hand failed miserably this year…). The borage plants with their pretty nodding flowers in shades of blue and violet are a favourite of bees and are often abuzz.
Borage flowers are […]
This has been my first summer making jam, and after jam that I thought was a little too sweet (Serviceberry) and jam that just wasn’t quite right (apricot), this third jam I am really pleased with.
We have a funny plum tree in our front garden. There are 3 varieties of plum grafted onto a single rootstock. […]
This short-sleeved version of the Jane cardigan by Georgie Hallam was started in June and finished in July, and was intended to be a lot faster of a knit than it turned out to be. But then, who am I kidding, nothing gets […]
A couple of years ago I reviewed the Urban Baby Bonnet. That bonnet is still in occasional use as a back-up hat, although it is definitely now too small for Maus. Cub has also sported it on more than one occasion. This bonnet has done us well, no doubt about it, and so […]
Even quick knits are never particularly quick these days! This little summer cardigan was meant to be a for the cool weather we were having round the summer solstice…and as it is still on my needles that clearly didn’t happen! Just the short sleeves are left to be knit, […]
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