Before the Rain

dear diary, This morning after my walk with and afterwards strolling around the garden I felt the compelling urge to cut some flowers and bring inside. Not a moment too soon! I had barely closed the back door…, the heaven’s opened and it hasn’t stopped pouring since. Alas…these will cheer us…

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Strawberry Cordial

dear diary, Recently I came across a recipe for some strawberry cordial. As we are in the middle of this year’s strawberry season and I love cordials I thought why not try and make some. I am loving the result and thought I must absolutely share this very easy peasy…

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Norfolk Shawl

dear diary… let me introduce you to my latest design, the Norfolk Shawl. This crescent shaped shawl was inspired by the Lavender and Wheat fields of Norfolk, gently swaying in the wind blowing  from the North Sea. I have always loved Norfolk, the vast open spaces with large fields of crops growing, interspersed…

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Jubilee Crown Cushion

dear diary, I have long been an admirer of Queen Elizabeth II. How can one not admire her, when at the ripe old age of 86 (I don’t actually know anyone else who still works at that age),  she still has a working schedule that would stretch younger people’s stamina. Admittedly, she has…

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Festive Teaser

dear diary, I have started getting into a very festive mood these past few days. Every time I go out I can see more and more of these… as the country is preparing for this weekends celebrations. I have not been idle either and ‘done my bit’ in a small way… Can you guess…

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