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Scenes from my evening walk to share with you today. At the moment I feel very grateful to be living in our village - fewer people, plenty of access to open spaces and a solid sense of community. They all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Domesticali
If you asked me where in the house I am happiest, the answer would always be in the kitchen - it's my lair, my domain, where I can be king of all I survey. And it is also the place... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Domesticali
The thing about extraordinary times is so often, the days within them have an air of ordinariness. And so I find it during this Coronavirus event. As a family, we have been hunkered down for about a week now. Not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Domesticali
Sometimes, we get out of the habit of doing things - it's not that we don't like them any more, it's just that life is a busy place and sometimes other things take priority. And so it has been with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at Domesticali
Ready for another tale from my in-box? Here it is. An email from Waitrose. Now before we start, can I just say how much I adore Waitrose. I go there pretty much every single day. Partly because I have two... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Domesticali
There was an email in my inbox this morning from Flickr. Change is coming. Charges for over a thousand photographs. I've been part of Flickr since 2006, but I only upload there selectively - I haven't put a photo on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Domesticali
This afternoon, I spent a happy half hour setting up a blog for a new friend. She is heading off on an adventure to faraway places, but didn't want to broadcast her absence by sharing photos on Facebook. And what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Domesticali
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Jun 26, 2018
I'm pleased you're embracing the random. And at least taking pictures of what you draw before you recycle them!! Perhaps you should sprinkle them randomly about your neighbourhood - like found lists, but better - I'd be so thrilled to come across a piece of artwork someplace unexpected.
It must be something in the air, but this Christmas the teenagers (mine and my brother's) seemed to decide on mass to hang out with us oldies. It was entertaining company for sure. Long may it last!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2017 on back to familiar routines at Little Cotton Rabbits
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You know already that I love it - and you can never have enough mittens, in my book!
Our sad tree needs to go too. Kids are off till Monday though and I'm still in holiday slump, so nothing is getting done. On the plus side, reading is happening!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2017 on - 1 - Happy New Year at {quilt} while you're ahead
You are good. I can't even seem to get out of my warm pit to kick the eldest out of his to commence yet more revision. I am pig sick of revision and I haven't even had to do it. Poor child. It has meant we have not strayed too far from home or done anything at all exciting in case he feels he is missing out. I've embraced sloth rather embarrassingly enthusiastically - it has been lovely (on the whole)!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2017 on *122* at {quilt} while you're ahead
Happy New Year Julie - I'm ready to begin and feeling enthused by the possibilities of this year.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2017 on Happy New Year! at Little Cotton Rabbits
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I have a feeling that your space will be the birthplace of many more wonderful things, Megan. Enjoy x
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2017 on being here (happy New Year) at the scent of water
I have a feeling Amy is going to have the best half term week of all! What beautiful moments you captured this week, Julie. Hope next week brings plenty too. Perhaps being different is what makes them special.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2016 on February days at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Your home has such an air of tranquility about it Julie! I resolved to drink more water and work on my tennis goals - mixed success, but I'm still trying with both and that, to me, seems the most important thing.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2016 on Sorting at Little Cotton Rabbits
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That orange one is scary! I still mourn the gloves I lost with the silver fingertips that let me use my phone without taking them off. Think I left them in a shop....
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2016 on *10**2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I have sewn a loop on mine (through the handle) clearly stamped with the word FABRIC in big black letters. Woe betide anyone who uses them for other things....
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2016 on *9**2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
That was a glorious walk - I feel like I came with you
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2016 on frosty morning at Little Cotton Rabbits
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1. You are awesome 2. What sadistic teacher sets that as homework? 3. Can we be fitbit friends?
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2016 on *6**2016 at {quilt} while you're ahead
The night was destined to be a good one. I had rushed about far too much in the preceding days and had in mind, a better quality of evening. With one child down (in France, on a school trip) the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Domesticali
Sent from my iPhone > On 20 May 2015, at 12:38, "Typepad" wrote: > > > A new comment from "Monica" was received on the post "Rusty, but here." of the blog "Domesticali". If you would like to post a reply to this comment you can do so at the following URL: > > > > > Comment: > -------- > This seems as good a place as any to write this and ask this question. Where have all the blogs gone? I read craft blogs especially but more general ones too but they are all dropping off, one by one. Do you know why this might be? Are people just burnt out? > > Surely a blog is a web log - an account of things happening recently, and they don't stop do they? Even if you ostensibly do the same things everyday (and I do), everyday is very different because I am different everyday and my perceptions change. So I don't get why people run out of things to say. If they were readable last month, then they still are today and tomorrow. We don't stop talking to people around us because we have said it all before. > > Anyway, the times they are a changing. Quite sad really. Instagram is not a replacement and neither is Facebook both of which have nothing on a decent blog. Congratulations on those nine years of blogging. It actually seems the older ones are those that are still here. I think it is lack of ulterior motive for starting them in the first place and more of an aptitude for writing for its own sake rather than to market, promote or monetise. A shame how money gets in the way of so many things, for so many people. There was perhaps an innocence in blogging that was replaced by too many people trying to capitalise on it. But without a heart to the writing, that can't work. > > Commenter name: Monica > Commenter email: > IP address: > Authentication: None > > > Comment Actions: > ---------------- > > Unpublish this comment: > > > Delete this comment: > > > Mark this comment as spam: > > > Edit this comment: > > > > Enjoy! > The Typepad Team > > P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments: >
Toggle Commented May 20, 2015 on Rusty, but here. at Domesticali
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When we first moved to our current house, one corner of the garden was full of the most enormous Pampas grass. Now you know the urban myth about Pampas Grass don't you? I have no idea if the couple who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Domesticali
I'm clinging on till Wednesday when I get my solitude back. Though to be fair, now the boys are older, there is less of a divide between term time and holidays as they can be left at home while I go to the supermarket… AGAIN…. which is the inevitable consequence of them being around for 3 meals a day plus snacks and additional friends! Your garden is looking lovely Julie - mine's horrific.
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