The Snow Baby

There was a crisp coating of frost on the orchard and a layer of thick grey ice on the top pond.    Hamish, Angus and Elsie were standing on the small bridge throwing pebbles onto the ice and watching them skitter and slide away, bouncing off the frosted tops of the waterlily buds caught byContinue reading “The Snow Baby”

The Simprim Exchange

The sky was leaden and sleety rain was battering against the library window but inside the little wood stove was burning brightly. Hamish and Iona were watching a spy film on TV with Papa and Granny, who had come to visit, and Lily was lolling at their feet. “What’s a dead letter drop Papa?” askedContinue reading “The Simprim Exchange”

Another tractor for Tom

It was strawberry time.  The sun was high in the sky and the birds were singing up a storm. Iona and Hamish sauntered down to the fruit cage to “test” a few.  When they got to the strawberry patch Mum was already there filling a big bowl.    “Are those for Lunch?” asked Iona optimistically.Continue reading “Another tractor for Tom”

The Quarantine Olympics

“This is rubbish” Iona declared, looking gloomily around the breakfast table.   Even the sight of a large basket of hot cross buns did not raise a smile.    “I know it’s disappointing” said Dad “but your friends can’t come over for the Easter egg hunt like we planned because you and Hamish are inContinue reading “The Quarantine Olympics”

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