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Away with the faeries
Butterfly mind.
Interests: Reading: Quizzing: Photography: Art: Birds: Beetles: Pedantry: Steam Trains:
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That looks a good loaf but I am afraid that if I attempted such a feat, I would meet with disaster.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2019 on Adventures in sourdough at Cornflower
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Oh, that slow cooker - I have been looking at the light blue version of it! So you like it and it works for you? I am sorely tempted, especially as it is only about £20 direct from Swan with free P & P. I like the sound of that gin cocktail but am, sadly, out of gin for the moment at least. As for your sweater, I have several that I knitted 'over sized' more than thirty years ago which are pressed into duty as an extra layer in bed or over everything else when outside cleaning the bird feeders. The colurs of the leaves at the centre of the second picture is exquisite, thank you for posting it.
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2019 on November and the season changes at knitonlybutalso
Thank you for the list - I think... I have finally managed to read (and enjoy) Wolf Hall and have Bring up the Bodies to look forward to.
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2019 on The list so far at Cornflower Books
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I don't know how you summon the patience to repair such tiny things! I had never heard that expression before - probably a big pond difference?
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2018 on Them's the Breaks at A Bluestocking Knits
Well now, I never would have thought of him as Alexander Langlands! He has always been Alex to me, the man who puts poor Peter Ginn in bad clothing and dreadful jobs! I think I would enjoy that book. Beverley Nicholls I remember from reading his articles in "Woman" or "Woman's Own" magazines and always wondered why he sounded like a woman in his writing. I must point out that I was not more than a child at the time! Barbara Pym I discovered fairly recently and love everything of hers that I own and frequently re-read her. The other authors I have not read but there is always the possibility! Thanks for this post.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2018 on Jumping the Queue at A Bluestocking Knits
Ah, there you are - good to see you!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2018 on 6&6 in 2018 : August report at frayed at the edge
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That Rose is a beautiful colour, is it fragrant? Such a shame about the Thistle but at least it continues to be useful. What variety is your Apple tree?
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Thank you SO much for the Eiders, they are so stunning to look at and comical to listen to - think Frankie Howerd "Ooh err, missus!" In your final shot, are they 'synchronised Swanning?'
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2018 on My version of events! at frayed at the edge
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I agree with you about old doors and gates, and I include windows too. Those planters are gorgeous and I love the seaside theme of them. I can imagine your satisfaction of the job with the pressure hose. Have a good weekend.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2018 on Catching up! at frayed at the edge
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Where did you find the energy to do all that?!
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2018 on A big tidy up! at frayed at the edge
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Those sunbeams always make me think of the illustrations in a Bible book I was given as a child. Quite chilling I feel. Those sculptures are charming, you must have been so tempted?? Am I catching up yet?
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2018 on A sunny day at frayed at the edge
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Your tea party sounds so good and I am pleased that everyone enjoyed it. I have never had anything as 'posh' since that kind of meal was only served at home, in my youth. Your table was very prettily dressed too, I enjoy seeing blue and white china. I also enjoyed seeing the intense colour of your Penstemon. My Evening Primroses are bright yellow and are taller than I am - but that is not saying much since I have now shrunk to 152 cms!
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2018 on O and P, and a Birthday Tea at A Bluestocking Knits
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 Apr 17, 2018 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 Apr 17, 2018 on Gorgeous again! at frayed at the edge
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It is pretty!
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2018 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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