October 4th – Wet days

The weather in the UK has been dire over the last few days, but thankfully I always have 2 ‘to-do’ lists on the go, one for inside and one for outside, which keeps me busy and distracted from the gloom wet days. One of the current indoor projects is the creation of a photo bookContinue reading “October 4th – Wet days”

September 14th – visual associations….

Today’s picture is of a spiders web we saw covered in morning dew whilst in the New Forest over the weekend. I weirdly thought of the song “I swallowed a spider to catch the fly” Click the link if you haven’t heard it before, but I warn you, once it’s in your head it’s difficultContinue reading “September 14th – visual associations….”

September 5th – don’t throw food away…

We had a few sad looking vegetables in the fridge, and so my clever wife made a delicious soup. Carrots, peppers, sweet potato, cumin, paprika, cannellini beans, leaks, tomatoes and courgettes, with some chili oil were thrown in the soup maker and the result was fab, mopped up with some warm bread. When the kidsContinue reading “September 5th – don’t throw food away…”

August 21st – Nosey neighbours….

Obviously not our lovely human neighbours, but our bovine friends in the back field. They are very inquisitive, watching me move various items from the cabin into Eric, the new workshop. The cabin is nearly empty now, and almost ready for a good clean and maybe a coat of paint. It’s been an emotional experience,Continue reading “August 21st – Nosey neighbours….”

August 13th – Goodbye old friend

A sad day, as we empty the truck ready for a trade in tomorrow. Having had this vehicle for the last 16 years, we have very fond memories of adventures in it. Probably, the most memorable was the time (many years ago) that we took the 4 kids to Northern France in it. Following theContinue reading “August 13th – Goodbye old friend”

July 6th – Goodbye summer house…..

Today’s picture is of our summerhouse, minus glass and doors, just prior to demolition. It was here when we bought the house 16 years ago, and has lasted well, but has now started to rot, and rodents have also been munching it. I am going to build a workshop in it’s place so that shouldContinue reading “July 6th – Goodbye summer house…..”

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?”