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countryside

The Drygrange Chestnuts Pt.4: April, Nests and Buds Bursting

[This year I have decided to study two big Horse Chestnut trees near our house.  This is Part 4 of …

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drawing

Pencil Drawing: Materials

I’ve been asked a few times recently about my materials and the techniques I use for my pencil drawings.  I …

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countryside

Drygrange Chestnuts Pt.3: March, Buds and a Global Pandemic

[This year I have decided to study two big Horse Chestnut trees near our house.  This is Part 3 of …

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birds

Long Tailed Tits Are Rubbish At Social Distancing

We currently have a large group of Long Tailed Tits who come to the feeders every day to feast on …

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countryside

The Drygrange Chestnuts Pt.2: February Bark

[This year I have decided to study two big Horse Chestnut trees near our house.  This is Part 2 of …

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countryside

The Drygrange Chestnuts: A New Project for 2020

Here at Drygrange there are some wonderful Horse Chestnut trees in the woodland.  I have two favourites in particular.  One …

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life

Milk

This blog post is the story of my experience of breastfeeding and how it made me wonder about how all …

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birds

The Great Tit Kingdom

Although many different species of birds frequent our bird feeders in the garden, it is the kingdom of the Great …

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birds

The First Family Holiday: Argyll’s Secret Coast

I didn’t find as much time to keep my holiday sketchbook as I usually do! I naively packed lots of …

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