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Being clever…
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February 2, 2017 posted by littlewhitecottage

Being clever…

I love how sometimes the most awesomely huge conversations can come out of nowhere. The time we followed Granddad’s coffin on its journey to the crematorium and H said ‘Well,…

Bias binding: What is it, how do I use it..?
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February 1, 2017 posted by littlewhitecottage

Bias binding: What is it, how do I use it..?

Bias binding is one of those wonderfully useful and versatile things used a lot in sewing. It’s something that my pupils often worry about using as it can be a…

I’ve not been well…
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January 31, 2017 posted by littlewhitecottage

I’ve not been well…

Last night was the first night in a week where I’d gone to bed and actually slept the whole night through. Where I didn’t take up every hour or so…

Another book of life closes…
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January 25, 2017 posted by littlewhitecottage

Another book of life closes…

Last year my estranged mother died. She died in the house of a man she’d known for 2 years in a country we were surprised to find her in. She…

I am me…
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January 23, 2017 posted by littlewhitecottage

I am me…

‘I’m just a mum. I don’t follow a plan, I do my best, I parent from the heart. I don’t look down on others (I know they are probably doing…

Writing board books…
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January 21, 2017 posted by littlewhitecottage

Writing board books…

Over the Christmas holidays I’ve been thinking of ways to motivate the boys with their writing. Both of them are dyslexic and both find writing a bit tough. H especially…

Squashed Flies Pastry Pies.
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January 21, 2017 posted by littlewhitecottage

Squashed Flies Pastry Pies.

When I was younger and my mother had been making pastry, if there was any left over we were allowed to make ‘squashed flies’ out of it. All this was…

I’m starting to declutter…
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January 15, 2017 posted by littlewhitecottage

I’m starting to declutter…

Hubbie and I have been thinking a lot lately about the house we live in. It has to be so many different things within a normal week and we’re struggling…