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    Meeting Puffins

    P4

    Puffin 1

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    Funnily enough, puffins have become one of the most requested designs to be painted on my buttons over the last few months – I’ve posted out four in the last fortnight. I’m always happy to receive a puffin commission though, because I never get tired of studying and painting their detailed, comical faces, their stripy beaks, and their soulful eyes.

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    On Camping

    Bea and Tent Camping

    I recently spent a week camping with Bea and family in Norfolk. This was my first camping experience since I embarked on my Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award thirteen years ago, and my first camping holiday in around two decades. Camping is enjoying a huge renaissance at the moment as a result of more and more people choosing to save money by holidaying in the UK. But having spent a week getting the full experience, (and yes, I did have the little natty tune from Carry on Camping roaming around my head all week as I marched to and from the toilet block, and yes, I did make adorning my tent with nautical bunting and fairy lights a priority). I’ve decided that there is more to camping, and its new-found popularity is about more than having a break as cheaply as possible.

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