on not being sure

A squeaky toy? A rusty gate? How do we begin to learn about birdsong?

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Winter’s End

Bonnie Sennot finds inspiration at Winter’s End.

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strorchle

All about a nostalgic stripey sweater

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Oa my!

Kate’s favourite outdoor pullover gets an Oa-verhaul

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out of the woods

Outi Kater introduces a wonderful design inspired by Finnish childhood winters and restorative woodland spaces

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the thaw

Rebecca Osborn shares a beautiful design, inspired by her place in the Canadian Arctic

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Na Séasúir

Mary O’Shea introduces a glorious circular scarf whose colours turn with her, through the seasons

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make / mend: Collingwood-Norris

Kate talks to Flora Collingwood-Norris about mending, Scottish islands, and how colour makes you feel

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Gitchi-Gami

Virginia Sattler-Reimer takes us to her place

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out cold

We seem to be in the middle of a fairly sustained cold snap in our part of Scotland. Icy days have been followed by snowy ones, with bitter temperatures and freezing fog. I personally like quite chilly weather, and particularly enjoy its transformative effect on my surrounding landscape. During a cold spell, everything starts to…

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serendipity

A few of you asked about the changes KDD has made to the way we use big tech and social media – and about where to begin when considering making similar changes. As a starting point, I would suggest reading Shoshana Zuboff’s The Rise of Surveillance Capitalism, which I read back in the middle of…

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moon walk

Hello! We are currently enjoying a very quiet and relaxing winter break. In the absence of any socialising, this has largely involved good food, lots of films and books, knitting (me), creating digital soundscapes from ordinary household objects (Tom) and crisp long walks (both of us, plus dogs). After an extended period of hard work,…

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working through winter

It is that time of year in Scotland when the clocks are about to “go back” (when our time reverts to GMT, rather than BST). My bipolar has always had seasonal triggers (generally in very early spring, and then following the autumn equinox) and for me, as for so many other people, this time of…

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congratulations, Megan and Nathan!

We’ve had some beautiful, golden September weather here recently, and have been making the most of it for our 10 Years in the Making photoshoots. Due to local Covid restrictions, these shoots involve just Tom and myself, but this also means we can get up and start taking photos at first light, when there’s often…

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