When Glum Pumpkins Gleam?

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau It all started on the afternoon of All Hallows Eve as I enjoyed a wander through the garden in the autumn sunshine and stopping to tidy up some withered flowers –…

Into the Forest? Let’s Go!

I love this quote from John Muir: "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul" and one rainy evening when my imagination was captured by the idea of an Irish elf with his rickety barrow selling his magickal notions and potions in a forest clearing - I just had to create this scene in 12th scale for the All Hallows Hamlet...

If You Go Down to Tee’s Garden Today?

Although Tilly Simms has had plenty of time in which to enjoy a little private time in her new home - I have been very busy with the preparations for her first retail foray at the All Hallows Hamlet although it hasn't been quite the shopping trip she had imagined...

Top O’ the Morning to You!

After a weekend of an awful weather here in York, I pottered off into the garden on Monday morning to see the chickens and enjoy a little of the sunshine AND look at WHO I happened to stumble across!

A Nightmare Summer? Vampyre Beware!

And although MY summer was remembered as being the stuff of nightmares with interrupted plans, a twisted spine and torn nerves; it is fortunate that York enjoyed something of an Indian summer throughout last September and taking advantage of the balmy weather; there was plenty of activity at the end of my garden for with the door to my Den open, I indulged in a dream of mine with the creation of another fantasy structure for the All Hallows Hamlet...