About

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Hi, I’m Kim. I live in a village in the south-west of England with my two youngest children. Josh, my eldest has moved on to live his own life now. At home with me are Jay (17), Emily (14), and our black cat Baudelaire (Bo).

 

Black cat in English country garden

I am currently a mature (ahem!) student of English literature and creative writing. I love to read, paint and make things, potter about in my garden, wander dusty lanes, woods and wildflower fields. So here I share a bit about our life including the books I read, poems and stories written, and art and crafts inspired by the natural world.

Spiral’ is the ancient symbol of life, connection and growth. ‘Spun’ is from spinning, the process where the disparate threads – of yarn, a cobweb, a poem, a story, or perhaps a life – are worked and formed to create a unified whole.

I’d love for you to join me here, the kettle is usually on the boil for a pot of tea, and your comments are very much appreciated. If you wish you can contact ย me via email (spiralspun@gmail.com). I’d love to hear from you.

Kim x

21 thoughts on “About

    1. Hi Sue, lovely to meet you too! Sorry for the late reply – I’m just catching up with my comments. We live just outside the edge of the Cotswolds so I’ll probably recognise some of the places on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi June, she is named Baudelaire after the poet Charles Baudelaire, and the Baudelaire children from the Lemony Snicket booksโ€ฆ especially Sunny Baudelaire who was noted for the size and strength of her teeth! We call her Bo for short and Baudelaire when she has been up to mischief.

      I haven’t read any crime fiction for a long while, I look forward to having a browse around your site.

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  1. HI Kim, thank you for the follow at 1sojournal. I intend to browse a bit and discover what you are doing. So far, you have brought back memories from the years I spent in a large garden, and reminded me of why I started writing at all.

    Elizabeth

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    1. Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ So good to meet you too. I enjoyed looking around some of your blog and look forward to reading more. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Nice o meet you. Good for you for stepping away from the chaos and working toward a slower richer life. Thank you for stopping by and liking my post. I appreciate your support. Kindest Regards Cheryle

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  3. I was drawn to your site by your Avatar.. dreamy, fleeting, romantic … appreciative of simple things like wild flowers. Your About proves me right! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have visited some of your posts. Great pics.

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  4. Found you from a comment on JoHanna Massey’s blog. Enjoyed your quote posts and this lovely About page. Am fascinated to learn more about unschooling. Haven’t had the opportunity to poke around more, but am following, so will have the chance in the future.

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    1. Hi Regan, and welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ I must write some more posts about unschooling as I haven’t in a while. Thank you for reminding me. I’m off now to take a look at your blog. x

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