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This is the time of year when it’s good to get your nest boxes cleaned out and ready for a new generation of feathered inhabitants. Here’s the RSPB advice on how to clean out your nest box. Small birds tend to pair up and prospect for their nesting site in the latter half of February […]

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I like to take the opportunity at the start of the new year to take a moment to look back at the year that has just left us, and to look ahead to the year to come.  This year it seems particularly poignant as we are expecting a baby in April.  There’s not been many

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We’re not long back from a wild but wonderful trip to the Isle of Harris, which lies 24 miles from the nearest point on the mainland, across a strip of water called the Minch.  It was my first trip to the Outer Hebrides, and a trip I’d been keen to do for a while.  As

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    Tomorrow we say goodbye to our happy little house on Teapot Street and move to a new (bigger…) house.  Even though I know it’s the right decision and I’m very excited about New House, I’m still sad to leave the cottage.  We’ve been so happy there over the last 4 and a half

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I read one of these 10 things posts a few years ago and thought that if I made it to 10 years in business I would write one.  So here it is!  My reasonably limited wisdom after ten years of making mistakes and pottering through the sometimes intimidating world of trying-to-make-money-from-art. 1. Be the turtle.

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