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A Message from MI6

So an interesting thing happened to me the other day which I’d like to share with you.  I received a covert request from MI6 of all places.  Yes indeed, gasp you may, when you realise that their Head of Services required a jumper knitting.  Can you believe it?  I mean, I couldn’t.  And the manner in which […]

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I am Dog

Good day all, Jim Lumpford here!  I have finally managed to wangle my way in to talking to you all by myself.  Sheesh!  I tell you it’s been a long time coming but, trying to get a word in edgeways with her can be a tougher task than you might imagine.  Yes, yes she may appear all quiet, unassuming and […]

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The December Race Ends

Here we are approaching the end of 2018 and like many others of the human race, I too have been racing!  It is a crazy time of year isn’t it.  Excess is everywhere   We consume too much food and drink.  Spend too much money (that we often don’t have).  And we race to every which where in […]

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Further misdemeanours of a Private Detective

* warning * this post contains poor attempt at sketching! As Autumn invariably draws closer to an end and days become shorter, our friend Jim Lumpford has been continuing to make the most of each and every daylight hour.  Age insidiously creeps up behind him in shadow.  He suddenly takes a furtive glance over his […]

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Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe? There’s a lady who visits, she spends some time here, You may notice, she’s missing a piece of her ear. All part of her history, it’s chequered for sure, But I’ll fill in the gaps, come….. lean in, for more. When getting to know someone, there’s a long way to go Discovering […]

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The Moors

Autumn.  One of my favourite times of year.  Colour changes in various plant life, and for us in this region of the UK, lucky enough to have had some beautiful warm and a little bit windy days!  Sun lowering itself in our skies helping to cast the most beautiful lighting,  which really shows off the colours in their […]

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Feeling Cool with The Gang

I love September.  The changing of seasons with the Autumn beginning to creep in with all her colour, sun beginning to lower and allowing all below to bathe in such beautiful light and shadow.  The weather almost in two minds as to know if she should cling on to those last few days of summer warmth, or let […]

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Adventure of a Lifetime

Looking for milestones?  I am sure we could find one everyday if we thought hard enough. However, for me there are two in particular that have taken place today.  Firstly, our eldest son Ewan started secondary school.  For the remaining days of his summer break, we have been preparing for those steps into independence.  Yes, […]

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Chief WIP

A newbie knitter like me has been enlightened learning a new knitting language all of its own.  It really feels like decoding secrets and for me is all part of the fun.  Part of the challenge is figuring out what all the symbols/abbreviations mean.  Then, satisfyingly putting them into practice in the most hands on […]

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Misty Eyed Moments

Summer holidays, or holidays at any time of year for that matter, will always revolve around connections with our family who live far and wide.  In our case that family resides from one end of Britain to the other.  On a day to day, week to week and month to month level, our small family […]

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