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Birds and flowers at Woollen Woods 2015, Rushcliffe Country Park

Tales from the Woollen Woods

All Creatures Great and Woollen Woollen Workshops I spent the last two Sundays at Rushcliffe Country Park running free drop-in workshops as part of Woollen Woods 2015. French knitting proved popular with the young and not so young! The young thought it was similar to loom banding while the not so young reminisced about using cotton […]

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Solar eclipse projected onto a board, 20-3-2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

How to View a Solar Eclipse Today I did something new, and after some trial and error it went rather well! In Theory … This morning was clear and sunny. At breakfast we discussed methods of viewing the eclipse without damaging our eyesight. Buckets of water were mentioned. Binoculars were mentioned. Pinhole cameras were mentioned. Apparently even a colander […]

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The Journeys We Travel

A Ramble in Different Ways Old Journeys Earlier this year I read “The Old Ways” by Robert Macfarlane. Although this book was recommended to me, I knew nothing about it. For some reason, I assumed that it would be about old ways of doing things. However, it’s about ancient paths, the reasons for their existence and the […]

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