Yearly Archives: 2015

Elder Folklore and Elderberry Syrup

The elder tree is a familiar sight in the Scottish hedgerow, with its flat topped clusters of delicate cream flowers in late spring, followed by bunches of purple-black berries in autumn. It has perhaps the greatest number of practical uses of any plant, …
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Bramble Ramble: Folklore and Jam

I must be honest, we spent a good chunk of Spring ripping out almost all the brambles from our garden. The previous owners of our wee white hoose had been elderly, and from what we can gather they had just left the …
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Fifty Day Drawing Challenge

It occurred to me last night that we’re now closer to the end of the year than we are to the start – that’s terrifying! Where have the last six months gone? Despite my brief panic I do love this time of …
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The A-Z Challenge 2015: Reflections

April was an absolute whirlwind. This was my first time taking part in the A-Z Challenge and though I had no doubt that I’d make it to the end of the month (I’m tenacious, if nothing else), I didn’t expect to …
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