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Away with the faeries
Butterfly mind.
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That is a Davy lamp, invented for use in coal mines (and other highly inflammable circumstances) by Sir Humphrey Davy. My father used his everyday, underground hewing coal. When Brownies are made correctly they can be a tad addictive, can't they?
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on This and that! at frayed at the edge
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As you might be able to tell, I have a lot of catching up to do! I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your pictures - that Gull! We had two days and nights of misty drizzle and it got on my nerves so very much. But now we are having intermittent sunshine which is a relief, though the wind is threatening to whip the petals off my Amelanchiers before they have time to open.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Gorgeous again! at frayed at the edge
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It is pretty!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Friday flowers at Cornflower
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As Darlene posted about The Voyage Out I thought that I might try again with Woolf but I have to admit that I am not enjoying it one bit. I recently read A view of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor which I did enjoy.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2018 on What are you reading? at Cornflower Books
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The chair looks good I am sure that Jennifer will be very pleased.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2018 on From shabby to chic! at frayed at the edge
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If only I felt that I would concentrate long enough to knit a pair of socks like that, they are beautiful.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2018 on Wood nymphs and snowdrops at Cornflower
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Oh good, there you are! So sorry to hear of the drama but happy that your Mr is recovered. Take things slowly then you will get back into the rythm of your normality.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2018 on Now, where were we? at Cornflower Books
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So sorry to hear this news, I hope she heals fast.. xx
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2018 on A bit of a crisis at frayed at the edge
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I will come back tomorrow, there are too many interesting pics to comment now.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2018 on A long walk on the beach at frayed at the edge
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We were in the Cotswolds yesterday and it looked very similar there, not quite so high, perhaps.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2018 on A most enjoyable day! at frayed at the edge
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Spectacular icicle! I love the way it evolved. We have been covered too, from Thursday morning - the poor birds keep getting their plates covered in snow; the hanging feeders are fine thank goodness. It has started to thaw now so I hope that it will be gone by tomorrow. To make extra sure, I requested my Ocado delivery to come on Thursday.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2018 on Snowed in! at frayed at the edge
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Having read the description of The World that was Ours, I know that I would be very uncomfortable reading it. I have read most of the Persephone Classics and have only ordered, so far, Mrs Craven and suspect that I will order the Laski before the end of the offer, or the Streatfeild. I was unable to see the point of Cheerful Weather for the Wedding even after the third read. If you would like to have my copy I should be happy to send it to you.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2018 on Bag a Classic at Cornflower Books
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I remember my Mother telling me that in the winter of 46/47 she climbed out of the bedroom window to hang my nappies on the line because the snow was so deep. Our milk was delivered by horse and cart and it came in metal churns and was measured into our own jugs. Can you imagine that happening now? We never had days off from school because of snow, we all walked there every day come rain or shine. People generally did physically harder jobs than seem to be extant today. I have enjoyed watching the snow today and it has only just stopped but would like it to be gone by tomorrow.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2018 on While winter holds the earth at Cornflower
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We had similar views from windows today. It went on all day and the winds swirled it all around, off the roofs onto the ground, from the ground up to the windows...
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Squeak - Eiders! Thank you. xx They were both called Tearooms... Your garden is starting to look alive. I didn't know there was a Great British high street of the year!
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2018 on Ambling around Amble at frayed at the edge
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you! Toni-anne.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2018 on Rugby post at Cornflower
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Well done, what was the score?
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2018 on Rugby post at Cornflower
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Some marvellous shadow shots there Anne, well done. You have some very pretty things in your house/flat. Doesn't the rug wool hurt your fingers?
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2018 on A strange shadow shot at frayed at the edge
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At least you achieved something, which is rather a lot more than I did, so well done. That cardigan looks as if it needed to be manhandled but I am sure you will enjoy wearing it. Did you say you made those beads? What a clever thing you are. Thank you for the links to the other blogs, I will look them up as I feel the need for an injection of new blogs to my feed. Quite a few have simply stopped blogging; going to Instagram probably.
I think I have all of MFK's books, so enjoyable.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2018 on Skirl away, lassie at Cornflower
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I always find Spring so exciting.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2018 on Quickening at Cornflower
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My head hurts now!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2018 on Not just one ....... at frayed at the edge
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That fish is so large that it overflows the plate! Ginormous or what? That is a stunning sunrise.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2018 on A windy day out! at frayed at the edge
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I have never seen scones so high before, I wonder how they managed that? Malcolm's breakfast would feed me for a week, I cannot eat a great deal at one time, and yours would have lasted at least four days. I would love to go to the paper shop, I have an obsession with handmade papers.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2018 on An early treat ...... at frayed at the edge
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So early? How marvellous.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2018 on A lane of yellow led the eye at Cornflower
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