A Snowy Walk

February has been a wet and windy month on the whole, with a bit of snow thrown into the mix this week. With yet another storm approaching at the weekend, I decided to take advantage of a break in the weather today, and head out from Alwinton up Clennell Street, cut across to Copper Snout, … Continue reading A Snowy Walk

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February is here, and the thoughts of many people will be turning to Valentine's Day. Hearts and roses are the obvious choices, but if you're looking for a slightly more unusual and symbolic gift, I have a number of designs in my online shop that would fit the bill. Both sweet chestnut and acorns are … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

A Walk in Search of Cake

I’ve not been out and about much for the past few weeks, after a bout of flu before Christmas, swiftly followed by an annoying cough in time for New Year. Plus, we’ve had day after day of chilly, grey, wet weather. Today though, conditions were perfect for an excursion. The sun finally put in an … Continue reading A Walk in Search of Cake

February Landscape: in like a lion…

According to the proverb, it is March that is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but this year it could apply equally well to February. The first of February brought the first serious snow of the winter, yet by the end of the month, we we having a … Continue reading February Landscape: in like a lion…

January Landscape: Frost

January has brought with it the first really cold, frosty days of the winter. Sometimes this has meant sunshine, but we’ve also had grey leaden skies. There has been a lot of luminous afternoon light, and a couple of stunning sunrises. It is definitely staying lighter for longer in the evenings now, and despite the … Continue reading January Landscape: Frost

Latest Designs: Snowdrops

I always look forward to the appearance of the first green spears of snowdrops in January. Although the bulk of winter is still to come, they do seem to bring with them the promise that spring will indeed come. In French, they are called perce-neige, literally snow piercer. I think of snowdrops as a quintessential … Continue reading Latest Designs: Snowdrops