‘In a Pumpkin Shell’ – Joan Walsh Anglund

We bought this book of ‘In a Pumpkin Shell’ a couple of years ago. I┬áthink it came from a charity shop in Southwold, but I’m not one hundred per cent sure… we’ve got that many books, and have bought so many of the years that I can’t keep track of them all. I really loved…

West German Pottery: Autumnal Colours

There is a definite chill in the air now and that lovely October feeling is starting to steal over me. I adore this time of year: Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night, leaves falling from the trees, woolly scarves and hats, mulled wine. Although we’re still decorating like mad – which means I can’t create my usual Autumn…

Adverts for Autumn

What a difference a week or two makes… not long ago, it felt like Summer was here again. It’s well and truly gone: as I look out onto an extremely grey, drizzly Glossop I can safely say that Autumn is here and Winter fast approaching. First thing we need to cope with it is some…