Elephant In The Room

Posted By on 19th February 2018

Well, the decorating we started at Xmas is almost complete, it’s been quite a task and taken longer than it should because we took a bit of a detour to strip and re-polish the oak desk that Peter bought a few weeks ago.


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Posted By on 12th February 2018

Just what you need to brighten a cold February day, some more ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics, but before you yawn with boredom and turn away, they aren’t of ‘Grassy Bottom’, they are in fact photos from my sister’s garden in Aberdeenshire.


A Public Service Announcement

Posted By on 5th February 2018

It was a cold Tuesday in January and I’d gone to Louth to do some shopping and visit the bank.


Giant Sunflower

Posted By on 29th January 2018

I’ve wittered on at some length over the last 12 months about sunflowers. In particular I’ve been very proud of the large one that grew, unexpectedly, out of a packet of ‘Munchkin’ seeds.


Look Straight Ahead And Think Of England

Posted By on 22nd January 2018

Since moving to ‘Grassy Bottom’ in 2014 regular readers will know we have hired tradesmen to do the major renovations, but that doesn’t mean Peter and I have been idle.


Two Questions

Posted By on 15th January 2018

Back in the days when we had our shop, we used to sell a huge range of pictures. Large, small, prints, originals, oils, water colours and pastels.


Welcome To 2018

Posted By on 7th January 2018

Well here we are in 2018, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? I promised you a cheeky little number to start the New Year and here it is.


Seasons Greetings

Posted By on 23rd December 2017

Xmas is not my favourite time of year for a variety of reasons which I won’t bore you with here, nor will I inflict you with my ‘bah humbug’ attitude to the festive season for any longer than necessary.



Posted By on 18th December 2017

You might remember a few weeks ago I wrote about my brother-in-law who knits jumpers using the wool from their pet sheep.


Sometimes I Despair

Posted By on 11th December 2017

Ever had the feeling you haven’t quite got to grips with something? I’ve been gardening seriously for 20+ years now but never cease to surprise horrify myself.