Awesome Woman Power

Awesome Woman Power

Later this month, Southdown Duvets is doing something very unusual. We are sponsoring a world record shearing attempt. Under normal circumstances, I would not support a competitive event involving the shearing of sheep where speed is at the core of the process. I have...
Queens of Quilting

Queens of Quilting

Last weekend Southdown Duvets explored another world and we came out all the better for it. While as old as the hills, we personally were unfamiliar with this particular creative space and found it astonishing. You see, we were invited to an open weekend where we...
Lessons From Nature

Lessons From Nature

During the recent heatwave I needed to go to a large DIY store to collect some kit I had ordered online. Given the fact that at noon, the temperature was 35 degrees, the extensive car park was understandably empty, as the majority of the good citizens of Yeovil...
Oh, To Be A Tortoise

Oh, To Be A Tortoise

Moving house makes me wish I were a tortoise, with the joy and convenience of everything I might need neatly packed on my back and instantly accessible. Having shifted myself and all my worldly goods on a number of occasions now, I think I have it nailed – well sort...
As Old As The Hills – Skimpflation!

As Old As The Hills – Skimpflation!

As I write this, my 100th blog, I hope my readers will permit me to have a Malcolm Tucker meltdown and a centenary rant. This week the Guardian ran an article about an apparently new economic phenomenon: “Skimpflation, the curse of 2022”, June 28. In it, Zoe Wood...
Canine Careers and Companionship

Canine Careers and Companionship

We vastly under-estimate the role of dogs in our lives. Yes, all those dog owners reading this will agree that they are wonderful companions, but how often do we stop and analyse what exactly it is about them, that renders them the perfect partners? Completely...

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