My swimming pool. I don't leave the paper flower out in the rain! The candles, when lit at night, make the buddha glow and cast long golden shimmers over the water. 

My swimming pool. I don't leave the paper flower out in the rain! The candles, when lit at night, make the buddha glow and cast long golden shimmers over the water. 

Hi, I'm Amanda, and this is a piece of my world. Please do have a look around: you'll find loads of practical advice about homemade dog toys and games, raising puppies, and caring for older dogs; there is a detailed section on making pastry and pies; there is a section on decorating and caring for indoor plants; and there are a few different blogs, containing ruminations on everything from human origins to artisanal honey to the oddities of language. I hope you find something to enjoy, and come visit again!

Me with one of my favourite people, enjoying our summer vacation

Me with one of my favourite people, enjoying our summer vacation

Chummy, in the backseat of my car

Self-portrait in B pencil, July 2014

Hereford-mix cows and young calf near a creek in N. Georgia, USA

Reconstruction of a Cherokee hut, with masks in the foreground. North Carolina, USA


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