In a pot in the garden is a small lemon tree. It's about 70cm tall, covered in fierce thorns and, at this time of year, is looking a little dishevelled after a winter spent outside in a climate it's not suited to. About five years old, it is the sole survivor of school holiday project … Continue reading A Quiet Life #4: the lemon tree
We had a family day out to Oxford last week, to see the Ashmolean Museum's Spellbound exhibition – an evocative, surprising and dark exploration of folk magic and ritual from medieval to modern times – and to go to the Museum of Natural History where a new display has been installed. Photography wasn't allowed at … Continue reading Here be monsters: The Museum of Natural History, Oxford
Came across the idea of posting without words once a week, and thought it sounded like a nice thing to start doing.
Who doesn't love a pebble? Find one on a beach and it's hard to resist throwing it in the water, especially the flat, thin ones ideal for skimming. What I've rarely thought about, though, is how that piece of stone happened to end up there, nicely smoothed and rounded on the beach. So this post … Continue reading Hidden stories: the amazing life of a Budleigh Salterton pebble