Another fabulous day in the UK, with lovely sunshine, and a great game of golf with great friends. I got home from golf and shared a BBQ with our drive guests Clive and Sarah. Afterwards, we headed up to the back of our garden to watch the sun go down on a fab day, withContinue reading “June 1st – Sundowner”
So Andy (step son) and Stella came over for a socially distanced lunch today, but the wife ‘suggested’ a task afterwards, which was sorting out her mosaic tiles into different colours. It was weirdly therapeutic, and thanks to some up cycled takeaway containers, the task was soon complete. It will really help Denise crack onContinue reading “May 31st – No such thing as a free lunch”
More work in the garden today, ensuring the cabins roof is watertight, not that there is any rain forecast in the near future. Lock-down has been bearable for us due to having a fab garden and the weather being so good. We have been in our home for 14 years now, having started with virtuallyContinue reading “May 30th – Chores”
Just over a week ago two dear friends arrived in their motorhome. Clive and Sarah rented out their house to go on a 12 month trip around Europe in their motorhome. Like many others, this was severely disrupted by Covid-19 and they needed to make a dash back to the UK, but had no homeContinue reading “May 29th – Dinner party”
My turn to play in the kitchen again. Tonight’s meal was chicken breast, wrapped in panchetta, on a bed of spinach and garlic mash. It wasn’t bad, if I do say so myself. The dogs did request some but alas there was none left.
How are you coping? Living in close proximity to loved ones for an extended period, with no interactions with others can really test relationships In order to survive I believe it takes understanding, empathy, humour, and compromise. I normally drive my wife up the wall, but on this occasion she couldn’t find a wall soContinue reading “May 27th – Relationships during lockdown….”
Despite numerous dog beds being scattered around the house in various rooms, these 2 seem to like to hog one of the sofa’s. Flatcoats are renowned for sleeping in weird positions but we won’t have it any other way.
A year ago today we were at the most northerly point of the mainland UK, Dunnet head. It was our first ‘big’ trip away in Dizzy, and we had a blast. The weather was a little strange. When we arrived we couldn’t hardly see our hands in front of our faces due to the fog,Continue reading “May 25th – Memories”
Today’s post is about a plant that literally popped up in the border of our garden today. It wasn’t there yesterday….. We have no idea what it is, but it is very pretty.
We’ve all see them, but do we appreciate them. Bees are so important to our agriculture, pollinating our crops. Without bees it is estimated our farmers would spend £1.8 billion to pollinate. Bees also appear in many parts of our culture. From pub signs and town names, from Shakespeare to JK Rowling, from beehive hair-dosContinue reading “May 23rd – Bee-ing Busy”