About me

I live with my husband and our Slate merle Border collie in a cottage in a rural Bedfordshire village . Sadly as time has moved on we have said goodbye to the sisters, Isis and Skye and Storm is now our world as well as the addition of our Grandchildren.

We no longer have our business and therefore more time to enjoy the natural world and to explore the UK in our Motorhome. We are settled in our cosy cottage and I enjoy many hours painting and printmaking as well as writing in my Garden Art Studio. I love to walk in the local Bedfordshire countryside and often our walks end up in local tea shops and pubs or we take a picnic. We grow our own vegetables and the cottage garden and orchard which were designed by my husband are a great joy and is a haven for wildlife.

I am a member of the Bedford Art Society and Herts Visual Arts plus SAA. I have had my work in local exhibitions and enjoy selling my work as well as creating it. I often work with creative writing and artwork, always inspired by nature.

I hope you enjoy my updated blog




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My beautiful litter sisters Isis and Skye, resting in peace.

They just love to play in water!

They just love to play in water!


I love printmaking too when I get inspiration from nature during one of our walks in the surrounding countryside.

I hope you enjoy my blog and my sister blog ‘Tales from Brown Hare Cottage’.
Tales from Brown Hare Cottage


109 thoughts on “About me

  1. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsThanks for finding my blog and posting some “likes” on what you saw. I had to come over and return the favor. We spent a year in England and I get homesick seeing all of your beautiful photography. Have to pass on an idea to you since you said you were dyeing fabric to use in projects. I visited several thrift and antique stores in and around Oxford where they had antique linen sheets for sale. I brought some back and (without dyeing) used them to make curtains in a cottage we owned. I think they would also take dye very well, and would lend a lovely vintage look. The sheets are so large that they offer a good deal of yardage to play with.

    • Thanks for looking in and following my blog. I’ve looked at buying organic linen, but haven’t thought about using antique linen sheets. They must be a lovely weight for curtains. Thanks for the tip! I love rummaging through thrift and antique shops as well as auctions. I hope my photography brings back lovely memories. I feel homesick when I see photos of Scotland my husband and I lived there for a long time.

  2. Interesting to read a little of what you are ‘about’ – we have a number of things in common! Hope to find out more in due course πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you so much for contacting me at The Writing Garden some time ago and giving me a link to your blog. So sorry it’s taken me a while to get back to you!

    I hope you don’t mind me leaving you a request here, but the poem I would be interested in publishing in the May/June issue I found the comments were closed. Anyway, this is one -> https://moonramblings.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/ivy-weaves/

    I really liked the rhyme in that, I think it would make a great spoken word poem too! And I find poems about trees and ivy are very popular. Would you be interested in that one being included?
    Suzy πŸ™‚

      • Thank you for getting in touch, I’ve added your poem into the latest issue, it’s the 10th poem in the list – hope that helps to find it! πŸ™‚

        Sorry about the delay in getting back to you, I’ve been promoting the magazine in other directions, other than WordPress, it takes a lot time and draws me away from the WordPress world. But your poem is added in time for the spring issue.

        If you have any other links you’d like, just let me know and I’ll add them in. Thanks so much for contacting me, and for your lovely poetry! πŸ™‚

  4. Dear Lavender, thank you for visiting my blog and bringing your lovely blog to my attention! Beautiful photos, beautiful writings, English country side, a love for flowers and dogs…what is not to like!! I look forward to follow you and see more! xo Johanna from Ohio

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate that. I love the England countryside, especially around Yorkshire. I’m looking forward discovering other bits of England through your blog!

    • You’re most welcome. I am really enjoying exploring your blog. I rarely leave the UK and focus on the wonder of nature everyday in places I feel drawn too from treading a little known path to following a little stream. I hope you enjoy my photos and poems. πŸ™‚

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  7. You have an awesome life and wonderful blog. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my posts. I’m now following you, your husband and your lovely dogs. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you. I’m so glad my blog is giving you so much pleasure. It is great to meet you and we can enjoy many moments reading each other’s blogs as part of this lovely WordPress family. πŸ™‚ x

  8. Good morning Lavender Moon Girl,

    When I started browsing your blog my first thought was “our world holds amazing talents, and this is one of them”.

    I thank you for discovering my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com.

    You gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and follow your blog. I hope we both enjoy our journeys.

    I know you have been exploring THL, but to additionally help launch you on your travels, I thought you might enjoy a couple of β€œQuick Links” to a few of my favorites, from over 200 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:

    β€œFive Senses”

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    On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you the best.


    • Hi Harold, thank you for your welcome and your kind, inspirational words. I too have a friendly ‘Nikon’ in tow and my Samsung smart phone for moments when I need to quickly capture the moment. I love to present my photos naturally, however I do a little tweaking now and again in snapseed or pics art when I require text. Occasionally I use photoshop too. Thank you also for your recommended links, I now have many more blogs to inspire me as well as your amazing one! Best wishes. πŸ™‚

  9. Hi thankyou for visiting and commenting on my blog. The challenges are great for finding new blogs to follow & I look forward to seeing more of your lovely adventures. πŸ™‚

  10. Thank you for liking my post Upward, and so nice to meet you in blog sphere. I love the English countryside and I enjoy reading your poems. I am now following your blog, and hope you’ll do the same too. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Patti. It’s good to meet new people on my blog and I’m glad you like my dogs, they get me out and help to get the creative juices going! I’m a bit slow to do the IT stuff for my awards but it’s great to be nominated. Thank you.

  11. Hi – thank you for visiting my blog and following. I’m really enjoying your posts. Nice word-smithing.

  12. I could spend hours going through your poems and pictures!
    Thank you for visiting A Ponderance of Things today–you might also like to visit Museiddity (dot) com. It’s an artsy-related blog where I share crafts and interview creative people; I’m hoping it will turn into a fun “creative” community.

  13. I did award your blog with the Liebster Award. If you go to my blog and see my latest posting about the Liebster award, or click on the link to the awards it will tell you all you need to know. Congrats on an awesome blog! And Thanks for always being so supportive of my writing! πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Lavender Moon Girl. Really looks nice. I would love to have lived in the countryside in a village near to the pub. Thank you so much for calling by and liking my poems ‘ Clinging Fog and Narrow Lane’.Best Wishes. The Foureyeds Poet.

  15. Hello! Thank you for following The Writer’s Stuff! You might be interested in my other blogs as well, Candle & Quill, and Cuppanatter. Your dogs are cute! We’ve got three feline roomates… they know how to wrap you around their little paws, don’t they?

    • Thank you. I’ll enjoy reading the blogs you’ve mentioned. I had a cat for 21 years who was quite a character. She was deaf and blind for her last for years and yet you’d never believe it! My ‘girls’ do get away with everything because they’re so loveable. Namaste

      • Hello Lavender! In case you missed the post on the Writer’s Stuff, I’m actually going to phase that blog out, replacing it with two! If you’d like to join me over at Stephaniehuesler.com for writer’s articles, or at History Undusted for the historical articles from Writer’s Stuff, I’d love to see you there! Just letting my followers know, so they can keep up with the posts! πŸ™‚

  16. We do love your moon ramblings! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you so much for sharing your photos and poetry with us. Nameste πŸ™‚

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