New year – new generation

Every year I see the announcement that the excellent Upper Thames Branch of Butterfly Conservation are going out on New Years day to look for brown Hair-streak eggs. Every year you have to sign up before the event and I don’t know how likely we are to be able to get up and make it Read more about New year – new generation[…]

Cogges farm Christmas fair

It’s the one I had been waiting for, the Christmas fair at Cogges farm, Witney! If you’ve never visited Cogges it’s a lovely old farmhouse (parts date back to the 13th Century) just outside the historic market town of Witney and the Cotswolds. The house is open from March and as well as looking round Read more about Cogges farm Christmas fair[…]

Photographing butterflies

Last week was a short week at work for me as I had the day off (and a pressing engagement) on Friday with some tropical butterflies at RHS Wisley! I was on a macro photography course with insect photographer extraordinaire Adrian Davies. The course took place in the morning where we were allowed 2 hours Read more about Photographing butterflies[…]

Common threads

Just popping in to share with you my latest creative projects. In December I gained two new nieces as both my sister in law’s ended up giving birth within a day of each other! Both sets of babies and mothers are doing well so I  decided to make them both a blanket to keep them Read more about Common threads[…]

En Francais

This year for Christmas we were lucky enough to go and visit James dad, step mum and their two little dogs who live near a town called Fougere in France. We took the car across by Ferry a couple of days before Christmas so when we arrived everyone was really getting into the Christmas spirit. Read more about En Francais[…]