Archive of ‘Me’ category

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A Bookish Baker

Hello! For reasons I’ll explain in a longer post at a later date, I’ve changed my blog name. I’m now over at abookishbaker.co.uk. Please pop over and join me. All my old posts are there, plus two new ones. The Truth About Keeping Chickens and Week 5 of the Seasons Outside my Back Door. And […] Read more…

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Time Out for Summer

This time last year was not a good time for me. I was putting pressure on myself to either write or work outside in the garden all the time. I didn’t have downtime.  And, if I did, I would feel guilty about it. So, for that reason, I’m taking a couple of weeks off. I […] Read more…

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Nine Ways Chickens Have Given My Life Balance

This post was first published on the UK Huffington Post site. Yes, I am delighted to say, I’m now a Huff Post blogger. If you’ve watched any of the Jurassic Park films it’s hard to believe that the Tyrannosaurus Rex’s closest living relative, the chicken, could be credited with restoring balance into my life. And, […] Read more…

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Yet more Outdoor colour

I’m being completely distracted by the outdoors at the moment. I’ve littered my Instagram and twitter feeds with photographs of the yellow fields, the blossom, flowers and the blue sky. It’s actually been rather refreshing, slinging my camera around my neck and squirming about on my tummy, commando style, looking for that perfect shot. It’s taken […] Read more…

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My Writing Retreat Experience

What’s that? A writing retreat?  Who needs one of them when you have a desk at home and children at school? That could have been me a few years ago. Not in a sneery way, I hasten to add. Just in a slightly incredulous way that you’d have to pay to go away in order to […] Read more…