Category Archives: Other writing

Blog awards

It’s always nice to know that people are reading my witterings, especially seeing as I have been so bad at writing and completely awful at responding to the comments people have left me, I am sorry I do love getting comments and always mean to respond, honest!

Any way, it has been extra nice to be award a blog award not once but twice in less than a month, thank you so much Caro at An Urban Veg Patch and Philippa at Self-Sufficient Dreams

Liebster Award - 2012

Liebster Award - 2012

Acceptance of the award is conditional on the following:

Copy and paste the award on your blog
Thank the giver and link back to them
Choose five blogs (with less than 200 followers) that you’d like to pass the award on to and leave a comment for them on their blog.

I have no idea how to tell if someone has less than 200 followers, but her are my chosen five in no real order;


Being a Smallholder

Lou Tonkin – Arts & Graft

A year in the life of

Forest Flowers – Tales from Mount Pleasant

I hope this brings a smile to your lips and places a bright tint on your days!

Smallholder Magazine – in print again

This is one of the many things I meant to post about during January…

Me with my piece in the Smallholder magazine, plus Baggie the cat - 5th February 2010

Some of you may remember a while ago I wrote a short piece for the ‘Real Lifes’ section of the Country Smallholder magazine. Well I am now in the Smallholder magazine, but this time it is a one and a half page spread!

I got asked to write it after the editor followed a link to this blog when I emailed a letter in response to an article.

It is in the February issue so it is still just in the shops now…

Marion’s Funeral

It was my great aunties funeral yesterday, it was nice but in an odd way.

Marion Cowl 31st July 1940 – 21st Febuary 2009

“When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an angel and flies up to tell God to put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry.

People disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up the grass, and spin the Earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud during the daytime when they’re supposed to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows and also the the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes. And when they sing wind songs, they whisper to us ‘don’t miss me too much. The view is nice, and I’m doing just fine'”

Read by her daughter, Lisa, at her service.


Ok, it’s taken me a while to sit down and think about this, and I wasn’t sure which ‘tagged’ I was so I thought I’d do both.

Thanks to Rosie (& Simon) at Eco-Gites for tagging me. 

The rules of this Tag are:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six things about me that people might not of known:

1. I have a black cat call Sam, she is a Bonbay Black and when I first got her she had never once been outside even though she was a couple of years old. She now spends most of her time outside, but is still a little bit weird compared to other cats. 2. I come from a big family, I have two younger siters and a younger brother, I also have a older half sister and brother. And two nephews. 3. Out of all the pairs of jeans I own, I think only one pair fit me. 4. I still have all four grandparents. 5. Cheese cake is my favourite cake but I don’t think I’ve ever made one. 6. I’ve recently join Facebook but am already getting feed-up with it.

And six things that make me happy:

1. Home grown/made food. 2. Collecting firewood. 3. Working towards something, and then getting there. 4. Learning new things. 5. Family, although the can also annoy me more than anyone else. 6. Kidding and lambing time.

Now for my taggings:

Paul & Shelley at Holly Cottage Garden

The Green Family at MyZoreWaste (not completely sure if it fits with your blog to join in but doesn’t matter if not)

Lucy at The Smallest Smallholding (I know you’ve just done six things about you but what makes you happy?)

Jo at The Little Ffarm

Farming Friends

Six Home Educate in Kent

Busy Noise

At some point people will know what I think, they will know what is important & why things have to be that way.

At some point people will listen & ask questions, I won’t have to shout & jostle to be hear.

At some point this will happen, until then I shall just have to learn to be happy.