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An orchard in the rain
By     |    Oct 4, 2013
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An orchard in the rain

It is not raining when we start our walk and I dress Izzy in a poncho, leaving the all-in-one waterproof in the car. This turns out to be a big mistake. We cross some fields and I lift Izzy over a couple of stiles, before we reach the orchard. Rows and rows of apple trees, laden with glossy red and green fruits, stretch into the distance. Apples in their hundreds [...]

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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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