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Roz Cawley
Newbury, Berkshire
Anglo-Welsh countrywoman with a heart and a brain - both fully functional!
Interests: Old houses, Old books, Good food, Gardening, M.A. in Death Studies, Counsellor specialising in Bereavement and loss, facilitator of therapeutic writing courses.
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2pm - 32C. 38C expected by 5 pm. Too darned hot to do anything much but take a siesta – as inhabitants of the Mediterranean have known for centuries, and in the last decade or so we are learning here... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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It's a privilege to live in the countryside; until recently it has been a very peaceful place to live and I love to be surrounded by the wildlife, the silence and the lack of light pollution at night. There is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Sometimes we have the leisure time to sit, to ponder, to write. Sometimes we don't. There are days when I can write thoughtful posts, and days when I can make an observation; Today is one of the latter, my time... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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On summer mornings, I can often look out through the conservatory window to see the cock and hen Pheasants sat basking in the sun at the bottom of the garden – they usually immediately stand up when I go out... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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… But I did have a little dog! My father was an RAF police dog handler, and my mother had been very successful at showing; they first met when my mother noticed Dad's Alsatian, as he climbed the stairs on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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When I sit here, I see this When I sit here, this... And from here? this… All one garden - but so many viewpoints and perspectives, and made so much for interesting if we don’t see it all at once.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Hello friends and welcome to my daily ‘Month in the Country’ blog posts throughout August 2020. I'm delighted to be back again, and particularly happy to have been able to set up a dedicated Facebook group in which you can... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Autumn Cottage Diarist
Back to one of our very favourite places - gradually emerging from lockdown Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
A wander round the garden to see what has changed over the last couple of weeks Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
A few hours away from home, now that Government regulations are slowly loosened Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
Typical British weather! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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No video today, but what now seems like an ‘old fashioned’ blog post. I was reading a lovely article last week (see link below*) in the Guardian newspaper, entitled ‘Postcard From the Future’; the author of the article, Katherine Rundell,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
Today's afternoon stroll around the garden, before a magazine and a nice cup of tea! Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
We seem to have some new guests in the garden... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
Today - contemplations on Grief and Gratitude and how we can help ourselves to cope with life in unusual times Publish Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
Renovation of the Herb wheel has commenced! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
Making a backbreaking gardening job more interesting by looking out for 'treasures' Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
Interesting times in our lives deserve to be captured...along with the every day. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
A little visit indoors today - taking a look at some of my Blue and White china collection Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
What a time to be living, my friends, is it not? So much of our world is in turmoil as a result of the Coronavirus 'Covid-19' pandemic, and I venture to suggest that none of our lives will be the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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The inevitable 'Vlad' souvenirs - actually rather good likenesses of the known portrait I was delighted to discover, when I started my MA in Death Studies that it was permitted to incorporate a module from another department in the selection... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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The Anunciation Church of St Anthony, Lipscani, Bucharest As a graduate of religious studies, founded on a lifelong fascination with comparative religions, I am always drawn with great interest to the religious practices and material culture of any place that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Dear readers - I have returned from just a brief week in Romania, but a huge leap in my interest and appreciation of a country and its inhabitants - an interest which has only just been kindled, but will call... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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Oh, how these enchanted, golden early autumn days set one to idle dreaming! For the last few days, I've been intermittently watching 'The Chateau Diaries' on YouTube - weekly blogs from Stephanie Jarvis, the Chatelaine of Chateau La Lande -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at Autumn Cottage Diarist
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An Indian Summer here at the moment - and a few days off during the week to enjoy the last warm and golden days before Brother Frost arrives. We've made a few excursions on those holi-days, which I'll share in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at Autumn Cottage Diarist