Fallen Divas

One half of our croft is brimming with flouncing lambs and proud, sometimes panicked mums, but the other looks something like a Hollywood care home for fallen Divas. At this time of year Shetland sheep teenagers (hoggs), start to lose their winter locks, often leaving them with just a boa style ruff around their fairly…

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SEO v Baking Bread

I remember in college, with dissertation looming large, the back of the oven and the sticky bit under the fridge became vital preoccupations. So did eating chocolate and smoking rollies. Today’s “dissertation” is Search Engine Optimisation, otherwise known as SEO. For those who have managed to avoid the dreary art of marketing online, it is…

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Keep Shtoom

I have loads of pictures of personalised baby cushions that never see the light of … a screen. Annoyingly, but understandably I can’t go plastering pictures of them on social media until I’m sure the recipient has received it and by then the moment of marketing motivation has long gone. However, today I stumbled across…

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DO THE LINEN SCRUB

I did know that various hats would be worn as a sole trading textile designer, but I didn’t reckon on a lab coat. Yes, of late science has come into play to discover why the valencia linen was bubbling on some lampshades. Various experiments had to be carried out with small samples stuck to various…

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Ahh for a paddle!

  The last two weeks have left me with little doubt that what goes around most definitely comes around. Oh yes,  my teenage strut, swagger and lip has come back to wallop me square in the face in the form of my 13-year-old son. To be quite honest I find the comments, in the main, hilarious because they’re so…

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Musings on a wet walk

There is something mildly therapeutic about a wet walk. Of course I would not normally choose to have  water droplets dribble down my neck from the saturated edge of a woolly hat, or feel damp jeans cling to my thighs  under a drenched pair of “waterproof” trousers. However, as a result of acquiring the above…

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