Monthly Archives: April 2015

Keeping in touch with family when living overseas

Nine years ago this spring I made a terrifying leap into the unknown and boarded a plane to fly 8000 miles to the Falkland Islands to work in a place where I knew no one. It was made all the more daunting because I knew I wouldn’t be coming home for six months (unless I…

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How to make personalised bunting

This week I’m stepping into new territory with a video tutorial. It’s not perfect, but it is something I have wanted to try for a while and if it helps one person make bunting it will have been worth it. I actually filmed this tutorial twice, not a speedy process on either occasion! Once at…

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A creative holiday in Malta (part 1)

So last week I returned from an amazing, busy, fun, stimulating 3 days and 4 nights in Malta. During my time on the island I was whisked round all the tourist spots, stuffed to the gills with fabulous food, taught how to paint, shown the photographic highlights of the capital by the Nikon ambassador to…

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The one with the yellow field behind…

Since we moved back to Sussex two and a half years ago, one of the seasonal markers I look forward to every year is seeing the rapeseed in bloom. The farmers rotate the crops so you are never quite sure which field is going to burst into yellow flowers until it actually happens and then…

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Big gardening project finally complete!

Last week we finally completed the work on a big makeover project in our garden that we started nearly two years ago. When we bought our house a huge swathe of the garden was taken up by a large flowerbed. There was also an overgrown Christmas tree obscuring our view and a hedge which had…

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