Author Archives: King Billy

Natural Beauty

The beauty of nature exposed. All it is a pine cone sliced up with bees wax rubbed in to bring out the pattern. The children have collected them over the last few months. Having been shown the first one they … Continue reading

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Fossil Hunting

A day at Lyme Regis beach hunting for fossils proved quite fruitful. The boy found the first one and then we just kept going along the same seam finding ammonite after ammonite. Truly wonderful with all the right ingredients of … Continue reading

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Toy Boat

One of the girl’s birthday presents cut out of some scrap and put together by her. We should have taken a picture of the parts but couldn’t wait to get going. She had trouble hitting in the nails but plenty … Continue reading

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Pebble animals

We went to one of our favourite pebble beaches to walk the dog and collect pebbles to decorate for Christmas presents. The children each drew a picture of their idea before we set out and then collected the pebbles to … Continue reading

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Messing around on the river

After a morning indoors whilst the frost cleared, the afternoon turned bright and calm and proved ideal rowing conditions. It took a few minutes for my hands to warm up but once I got going I was toasty warm in … Continue reading

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Dark satanic mills – wood and copper candelabra

This is cut from a piece of oak that I salvaged from the river bank for firewood. It was only when I was cutting through it that I realised what a beautiful piece of wood it was. The copper is … Continue reading

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Wooden ipad stand

One ipad stand for my brother-in-law and one for me. I’d seen ipad stands on etsy and the like (some for silly money) and as I was filling up the log basket I found a nice smooth piece of ash. Cutting it … Continue reading

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