Monthly Archives: "March 2011"

Duck Egg Blue?

This eggshell was found in a Dorset field a day or two ago.  A little research online soon identified it as a blackbird egg.  They often nest in hedges, which were abundant nearby, but as the broken eggshell pieces were discovered in open ground it was probably stolen from the nest by a crow or other predator. It

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Montacute House – 3 Reasons to visit

At this time of year our historic houses pull off the dust sheets and open their doors to the public once again. Montacute House, now owned by the National Trust, is one such treasure. It’s just a short hop over the border into Somerset, little north of Yeovil. Built in the late 16th centuryby Sir Edware Phelps, Montacute

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Crochet Brooches Handmade Bling

Fresh off the Girl’s Own Store production line and totally handmade, these little crochet brooches have turned out rather well. They are available from here: http://www.girlsownstore.co.uk/acatalog/Ladies.html The colour combination possibilities are endless, so each one is pretty well unique. And having just (very kindly) been given a fresh stock of vintage buttons to give that

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