July 4th – Walking

We were up early and headed down to Exford (2 hours away), a little village in the heart of Exmoor, for a 7 mile socially distanced hike with friends and our 4 legged children. The weather wasn’t the best, being quite breezy, and drizzly, but it wasn’t cold. The route we chose was pretty mixed,Continue reading “July 4th – Walking”

July 3rd – Moth or Butterfly?

I have never really known the difference and had assumed that moths only come out when it’s dark to eat light bulbs….. But apparently, whilst this is true for many moths, it isn’t for all. Other key differences are that moths ‘generally’ rest with their wings open, whilst butterflies close their wings, and, butterflies have long,Continue reading “July 3rd – Moth or Butterfly?”

June 30th – look back or forward?

Well, I like to do both. The picture today is of our calendar. Each year I create a calendar which has photos of a year ago in that month. As we hit 100 days in lockdown (in the UK), and say goodbye to June, I reflect on last year’s trip to Scotland from the calendarContinue reading “June 30th – look back or forward?”

June 23rd – Memories of people passed

Whilst cutting the lawn in the front my eye caught our lovely fuchsias. The detail on the flower heads always amazes me, especially in the sunshine and always makes me think of the late Mother-in-law. She loved her garden and a lot of the fuchsias come from cuttings of her plants from North Devon. WheneverContinue reading “June 23rd – Memories of people passed”

June 28th – Festivals

Like so many others, we are missing live music due to Covid-19. Today’s picture is one dug out from the archives which I hope captures the atmosphere at Glastonbury, where we should have been today. Although we have been watching the BBC’s archives of Glastonbury on the TV, it isn’t quite the same. The vastContinue reading “June 28th – Festivals”

June 26th – Harvest time

Our cherry tree is absolutely loaded this year. The cherries are a tad tart, but still tasty. I grabbed a kilo this year and left the rest for our feathered friends. Now to decide what to do with them….. Cherry Gin Liquor, Cherry brandy or maybe a tart….Although, I could do the booze route andContinue reading “June 26th – Harvest time”