Monthly Archives: November 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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NaNoWriMo 2015

November is National Novel Writing Month, more commonly known as NaNoWriMo, when participants throw caution to the wind and attempt to write the first draft of a 50,000 word novel by 11:59pm on November 30th. Madness? Probably. Fun? Definitely! This year I’ll be attempting …
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