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my blog links

I am not sure if anyone ever looks at the page links across to the right under “Links and Blogs” if you do and enjoy what you find there let me know. I only link to people I know well or causes I know about and believe in so it is not a long list. […]

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Edale in the snow and winter tyres

Most folk reading this probably know we are having a bit of a cold snap in the UK at the moment. Truth is all that has happened is that the warm weather we come to expect coming off the Atlantic has stopped for a while so we are experiencing the sort of weather most folk […]

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book giveaway winner

I am a bit late doing my draw but we had 34 replies in the comments box for the book giveaway and I just put 1-34 into the random number generator and it came up 7 so if “The Fuz” would like to get in contact I have a book for you.

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holiday cottage in Galicia,Spain

This post is a plug for Lluis and Anna’s rather lovely holiday cottage in the mountains of northern Spain. It is called “Casa dos Artesans” and I will I am sure be returning with the family. It is the perfect spot for a group of folk who don’t want the standard beach holiday. If you […]

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Edale landscape photos

Just wanted to share a couple of snaps taken out of my back garden last week. I love the way the landscape changes as the light moves across the hills spotlighting different areas. These two shots show features spanning 2500 years of human activity. Looking south we see Mam Tor or mother hill an iron […]

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shortlisted for artisan of the year award

I just heard that I have been shortlisted for the Balvenie/Country Living artisan of the year award. Some of the past winners can be seen on the Balvenie website here http://www.thebalvenie.com/en-gb/art_awards_interview.php There are some wonderful craftspeople represented there and the commitment and passion for their crafts shines out. Since starting to make quaiches a few […]

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a few thoughts from the world of folk music

I just came across this rather nice article written in respect of folk music but change a few names and it could equally well apply to traditional crafts. “In 1931 H.G. Wells wrote “In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century, intervening between the perception that […]

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50,000 views bowl giveaway

I just checked the blog and see the counter has popped over 50,000 views, quite amazing since I only added it 6 month or so ago. Anyway I thought it was time to reward my regular readers with a little giveaway. Today I have been turning nice sycamore porringers, the shape of this one but […]

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Edale this morning

Its very easy not to take advantage of what is outside your door, so many folk in London rarely go to museums, galleries and theatre and to be honest I don’t often walk in the hills around our home, I never cease to appreciate and draw inspiration from the scenery around me but I guess […]

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