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The lakes
By     |    Nov 23, 2013
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The lakes

It is a golden afternoon and with the flame-yellow maples reflecting perfectly on the lake’s glass-like surface, we could be in a postcard. We have been doing a little tour of Cotswold Water Park. I promised Izzy ducks and they have proved surprisingly hard to deliver. After last week’s visit to WWT Slimbridge, I think she is expecting a similar number of waterbirds here and so far, we have seen [...]

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A churchyard rookery
By     |    Apr 6, 2013
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A churchyard rookery

It is Easter Saturday and we are outside Crediton Parish Church (otherwise snappily known as the Collegiate Church of the Holy Cross and the Mother of Him who Hung Thereon), but we are not here for religious purposes; we are just here to watch the Rooks. Izzy, dressed in an Easter Bunny costume, is carrying a feather she has found on the newly mown grass and wandering happily amongst the [...]

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An exotic sort of duck
By     |    Mar 11, 2013
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An exotic sort of duck

It has been a draining week, with one very long day in hospital followed by an anxious, ongoing, wait for Izzy’s blood test results. So, it is nice to have something to celebrate today – my second Mother’s Day as a mum. It starts well, with breakfast in bed and the presentation of a home-made card featuring four multicolored felt-tip squiggles that Izzy assures me are Mummy, Daddy, Izzy and [...]

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