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    Stellaria holostea | Greater stitchwort

    Posted on February 2, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    Stitchwort – a tiny white flower This tiny white flower with pretty orange anthers is common in Sussex, to the extent that I wasn’t going to photograph it until my daughter insisted. The flowers are about 2cm across, and we found the one photographed below in an open area, growing alongside a concreted footpath. Stitchwort […]

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    A walk along Seaford Head

    Posted on January 12, 2014 by in Outings, Walks

    Walking in the South Downs National Park Here is an article I wrote last summer about a local walk. It is June and I am sitting at the top of Seaford Head I am perched above the 100ft white cliffs, about 15ft from the edge. I am not sitting on a bench, but straight on […]

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    Remembering a walk by painting a shadow

    Posted on January 5, 2014 by in Art

    A painting of a walk Last week during the Christmas break, I went on a lovely walk with my family. I took this photograph of myself, surprised the shadow was so long (it was about 1pm when I took this). Looking for an activity on a wet afternoon the other day, I thought I’d copy […]

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    A winter walk with storm kettle

    Posted on December 31, 2013 by in Outings, Walks

    Mike asked for a storm kettle for Christmas I must admit I didn’t know what one was. I did a little homework and found out it is a kettle small and handy enough to be taken on hikes. You light a fire at the bottom of a small metal chimney which is double-walled to contain […]

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    Natural Christmas decorations and an open fire

    Posted on December 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Christmas at home Natural Christmas decorations I am not an eco freak but I love to do things the natural way wherever possible. Being the owner of a dried flower shop, my work quite often overflows into my home life: this year our tree was smothered in natural Christmas decorations. An open fire Another example […]

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    Klimt at the National Gallery

    Posted on December 21, 2013 by in Art

    Facing the Modern – The Portrait in Vienna 1900 Loving this art exhibition! I visited this exhibition at the National Gallery in London a few days ago. I was particularly drawn by the prospect of seeing a painting or two by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), and seeing where his style may have originated. I particularly enjoy […]

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    Why buying logs is easier than visiting the butcher

    Posted on December 10, 2013 by in Environment

    A lunchtime chat about buying logs My husband Mike and I like to do something different on a Friday for lunch, and last week we put a camembert cheese and some bread in the oven to bake. As we were eating, we had an interesting discussion about buying logs. We had just received a delivery […]

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    Getting out and about

    Posted on November 23, 2013 by in Outings

    Hi, I’m Ruth and here is a pic of me on the beach in the sunshine, having a picnic with my kids.  The purpose of this blog is to celebrate all things leisure in my life. I run my own business so need to make the most of every moment away from the desk! It’s […]

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