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Poetry Friday – Apples by Laurie Lee

Apples Behold the apples’ rounded worlds:juice-green of July rain,the black polestar of flowers, the rindmapped with its crimson stain. The russet, crab and cottage redburn to the sun’s hot brass,then drop like sweat from every branchand bubble in the grass. They lie as wanton as they fall,and where they fall and break,the stallion clamps his crunching jaws,the starling stabs his…

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WOYWW 231

Good morning fellow desk snoopers. I have the day off today using up holiday so i can join in on time for a change. For those of you who havent joined in before, shame on you where have you been. Simply click HERE to visit Julias lovely blog Stamping Ground and all will be revealed. I am about to embark…

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What’s on your workdesk? Wednesday 228

Happy WOYWW everyone. I’m pleased to be back taking part again in this fun, snooping, desk hop Wednesday lark.  Fancy a sneaky peek at clever and crafty peoples desks?, you do? then go visit the Stamping Ground for more information. Julia will guide you through. This pic is taken late Tuesday evening as i work Wednesday morning and its a…

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Friday’s Smiles Week 39

Reasons to be cheerful 1, 2, 3… or so the song goes and i have three reasons to be very cheerful this week. 1.  Whilst searching through some drawers for old photographs the other day i found an old wallet that used to belong to my uncle which my mum kept after his death and used to store old papers…

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easy NO SEW blanket is made

Now that my mojo has been found, hiding in a drawer would you believe, i decided to have a go at the blanket making project i posted about a few weeks back (see post here) I chose a patterned and a plain fleece for the project so it would have a reversible design.   I layered them and used safety…

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Bootfair bargain – update

This was my cabbage patch lady who came to me via a bootfair for 50p (see post for details). I love rescuing unloved cabbies and bringing them back to life. So, after a good face wash with soap and a spot of Cif (other cleaners are available), a hair wash, a body sponging and some new clothes this is the…

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My Life Story – 100 year diary

If you’ve ever wanted to write down your memories and thoughts for your children, grandchildren or just yourself you might like one of these They call it a 100 year diary and it is over 2 inches thick and a beautifully bound hardback book. It has pages for journalling and photographs.  It comes in a nice slip case too. Its…

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things to smile about – week 38

Its Friday, its early and its time for…. Friday Smiles!  If you fancy sharing whats made you smile this week then clicky this here LINK to visit Annie’s lovely blog A Stitch in Time for more information. I warn you though it will make you smile, laugh and giggle your head off. Last Saturday gave me so many smiles my…

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