Author Archives: Carol

A new settee

We have had our leather settee for nearly twenty years. It was expensive at the time and we bought a matching chair with it. It has moved three times with us so it was never bought with our current sitting … Continue reading

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A jigsaw of two halves

Last weekend I decided to get started on the next jigsaw. Bare in mind that I had plenty of time as it was the weekend with nothing pressing needing to be done and we were both still full of cold … Continue reading

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We have eggs

Smoke laid her first egg the day before yesterday. This morning first thing she was back in the nest box and laid her second egg of the year. A little while later Ebony was having a spin round both the … Continue reading

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The first egg of the year

This morning Smoke was in and out of the two nest boxes that are side by side. I knew she was getting ready to lay again. A few hours later I could hear Smoke shouting. There was her egg in … Continue reading

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And back to chickens

I thought I had better do a chicken post as I seem to have gone on to other subjects lately. The girls are all fine and there hasn’t been too much to say but no news is good news. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night and the lurgy

There have been an awful lot of nasty cold bugs going round this Christmas. My eldest son had it twice before Christmas, the grandchildren had it when they visited us at Christmas, T the host of the New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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A really frustrating jigsaw

I struggled to come up with ideas for Christmas presents this year and eventually hit on the idea of giving our close family a bespoke hamper. Over time I collected either luxury items, items we particularly liked or items I … Continue reading

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Christmas jigsaw

By “Christmas jigsaw” I mean that the jigsaw was a Christmas gift to my husband from his youngest son. It was very well chosen as it depicts vintage cars. It has a thousand pieces. My husband decided we should have … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

We went to a New Year’s Eve party with our allotment friends and their neighbours. It was such a fun party. They had amazing fireworks and we all sang and danced our way through until one o’clock this morning. It … Continue reading

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End of year egg count

It’s been a sad year for losses in the chicken run this year. We have lost five girls and now have a flock of seven. This makes it difficult to do a monthly average of eggs so I am just … Continue reading

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