And a happy new year to you all! I’m not sure where 2022 even went, but went it did – so hello to 2023 and here’s hoping it’s a good one. I believe we all have some catching up to do as the past few months have evaporated into thin air – to think I … Continue reading 2022 – A Little Recap
The main photo was exactly what I woke up to on Sunday morning – a village of rooftops smattered in white. There was a thick white strip along the stone wall, white paths in the garden, white patches on the grass and a smattering of white flurries everywhere else. It was snowing! It has been … Continue reading Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
And just like that - it was Autumn. The mornings are crisp. the days are cool and the garden is bursting with stuff that is ready to be dealt with now. Not next week - NOW. I'm not sure exactly when that happened, but apparently the long, hot and seemingly endless Summer is officially over. … Continue reading Harvest Time!
Well, here I am behindhand with the world yet again and way past Jubilee weekend but let me tell you, it was an absolute banger. The village (like most other villages in England) was festive; Union Jack bunting draped from anything that stood still, flags flying proudly at several residences and themed food and drink … Continue reading Jubilee Weekend – Part Two
Well, hello again friends. It HAS been a while... Here we are in warmish, sunny England and launching full speed into summer while my southern hemisphere followers are heading to winter, and those of you living in Tasmania are no doubt seeing some serious colour and smatterings of snow about now. Where to start? I’ve … Continue reading Jubilee Weekend – Part One
And that’s what Christmas was this year. A blip. A spot. A blink-and-you-miss-it event. Don’t get me wrong, it was still lovely. We had all the girls home and the family together on Christmas day for the first time in a few years. We had masses of food. A good amount of presents. The cottage … Continue reading A Blip on the Radar
And the descent into late Autumn and the almost-Christmas-season begins. I won’t apologise for taking so long to write a new post, or promise to do better next time, because we all know I’m largely full of it and it’s highly likely it will happen again. I’ll just stick to telling you what I’m up … Continue reading When November Sneaks Up
Well the garden is coming along nicely, despite the experimental nature of it. As my last post about the garden showed very little other than a giant mess, I can happily share that the same area now looks lovely and productive and we eat from it every day. But from that point to this has … Continue reading The Experimental Garden
Well, I realise I haven’t been in touch much. Yes, I’m slack but I’m also busy. We’ve had family commitments, gardens to attend to, house stuff to fix and animals to walk. There’s been football games, pub nights and coffee. It’s been hectic, what can I say… In between all of that (which you will … Continue reading The Joys of a Road Trip or Three
We seem to have created a monster here. I know it’s fine, and having lived through many renovations, restorations, new builds and additions, I understand the process that has to happen and don’t tend to experience too much stress over it. That said, it’s something of a mess. It all started with a garden project. … Continue reading To Lay a Garden Bed