I know that to those of you who live in Canada, the US, and elsewhere that the noise that we are making on this small island about the current spell of wintery weather might seem a bit . . . histrionic. But this much snow is unusual for here. For those who were thinking of… Read More

snow deco

We have at last seen something like wintry weather in Scotland over the past few days. I much prefer a crisp, cold winter day to a muggy, grey wet one (who doesn’t?) so the snow and sunshine have really felt something like a treat. And not least because we have been waiting for exactly the… Read More

Guess the name of my hat

Good morning! This week I have news other than logistical matters from Yokes dispatch central (though I’ll return to these things in a moment). For example, we had our first snowfall . . . I do find that snow affords me a welcome shift in perspective on the winter months. The world of relentless grey… Read More

snowballs and other mysteries

Hiya! It is I, Bruce. Today there is SNOW. I like SNOW because when it arrives we get up early and go for fun walks in my favourite places. One of the many mysteries of taking a walk in the SNOW with humans is how very different their priorities are from mine. Kate, for example… Read More


Here is the result of my pompom mania — SNAWHEID! Snawheid is a seasonal, snowflake-adorned beanie, feauturing a gigantic snowball pompom. It being Wovember and everything, I thought it would be fun to present to you three rather different Snawheids, each made in a different British breed-specific yarn. All are, of course, 100% wool (as… Read More

at home

It’s still snowing here. Snow is one of those things about which Jesus definitely is Not Sure. Just check out his plum tree. . . The wee man is spending the day inside, but me and Bruce have been out with the camera. I love the transformative effects of snow, even on the greyest winter… Read More