Author Archives: Claire Napier

About Claire Napier

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  My birthday! Into the woods. Saw pheasants, moorhens and a moorhen chick (moorchick?), a heron, and a swan making a nest. Not bad. Everything’s new and green and flowering! The jacket is my birthday present to myself; 60s-ish wool … Continue reading

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Ranunculus 2


It’s my birthday on wednesday, and I am prepared:

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Fix your picnix!


Wicker basket. Perfect picnic shape: deep, not too wide, good loop on the handle. £3.99. Dodgy joins! But a bargain, if it’ll hold. What to do? Two metres of thick-textured ribbon. Picnic pattern! Yes. Follow the wrap of the faults … Continue reading

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Selfie Selection


To start with I was all “imagine my scarf blowing in a delightful wind, how nice” but then up close my hair looked completely different and much longer. And that is the story… of these pictures.

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  Sorry not sorry for my ridic FASHION poses. I just walked a long way for a long time and I’m not in the mood to govern my standing! I got stagnant water inside of my shoes! Leave me alone … Continue reading

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79p


Look at how cute this jug is. This is my milk jug. It looks like an onion and I want to plant it and let it grow. It’s wonderful.

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Spring cleaning bargains! Antiques Tower is closing up (don’t worry; plenty left) and discount season is on. Early 70s bedside table? Yes please! So beautiful. If you start with an empty room, lying on the floor, every gradual addition brings … Continue reading

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The raddest


If you’re gonna work in a charity shop, try to pick one full of awful crap you’d never want It’s just not safe otherwise

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LOVE: the greatest undertaking, chapter one


The stationer in my town just closed, and during its final sale I bought a handful of forty-page A5 sketchbooks for fifty pence each. “Why not make them into individual comics?”, I thought. I began. This first one is all-pencil. … Continue reading

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Let’s GO! Rider! Cook! photo recipe two: The Peach Rider, Malika, Digests!


The Peach Rider, Malika, Digests! Well, it’s Valentine’s Day. And that means hearts! And hearts mean Malika! Because she’s a Rider and she’s got something of a heart motif, although you can’t tell that below! I have academic problems with … Continue reading

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