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Hello, do sit down and make yourself comfortable, I’ll put the kettle on.

I live in a market town town in beautiful Oxfordshire with my husband and son. It’s not as near the the sea as I would like, but you can’t have everything can you? It is near the Downs and the Cotswolds and within easy striking of Oxford, and we have the adolescent River Thames flowing through town. I’m a reader, a writer a potter and general maker of things (including cake). I love to walk in nature – I find it hugely restorative; by river or sea, up a hill or among the trees. I’m a bit obsessed with trees, to be honest.

I write about nature, craft and books, and I make ceramics and other art, so I suppose I’m an artist and writer, though it feels very odd to call myself that – perhaps I should say it more often and I’ll get used to it.

I started writing book reviews because I was forgetting what I’d read, then I realised I enjoyed the challenge and discipline of writing as much as the reading, so it became a part of this blog (I do prefer paper to digital books – a real book is so much more photogenic, don’t you think?) .

Happy making, walking and reading

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