Summer 2017 – The Verdict

Posted By on 19th August 2017

Well I thought it was about time to take a look back at the triumphs and tribulations of the growing year. I think it would be fair to say fortunes have been mixed.


Vegetable Garden

Posted By on 12th August 2017

It’s always the same, in life or in D.I.Y, you think you’ve got everything straight then you stop and look around and there’s always one more job waiting for you to do. Here at ‘Grassy Bottom’ there are plenty of jobs still to do inside, but outside the one remaining ‘biggy’ has been the vegetable garden.



Posted By on 5th August 2017

I’m old enough to remember the 1966 World Cup when England won for the only time in their history. It’s been pretty much downhill for the national team ever since, but despite this I still enjoy watching football (on TV) but where England are concerned it is usually more in hope than expectation.


Brighton Heads

Posted By on 2nd August 2017

It was our Silver Wedding back in 1998 and I bought Peter a pair of terracotta ‘Brighton Heads’. I’ve been trying to find out how they got their name, but I might have to revise my ‘Google’ search technique as I keep getting referred to websites about Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club managers!!


Lack Of Perspective

Posted By on 28th July 2017

The other day I dropped my glasses down the back of the cooker, not my brightest move I’ll grant you, but it’s amazing what you can do with a cup hook screwed into the end of garden cane!


Adrian’s Wall

Posted By on 24th July 2017

You know how I love ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics and we don’t seem to have had any for ages, well I thought it was about time to put that right.


And Then There Were 4

Posted By on 19th July 2017

You might remember last year I wrote about the yukka in our garden and commented on the fact that it had not flowered in 2015 which made me wonder if it only flowered biennially.


As Good As A Rest

Posted By on 13th July 2017

After the trials and tribulations of the last 2 weeks we decided we needed a change of scenery, after all ‘they’ say it’s as good as a rest and to be honest we felt like we needed one of those too.


Another Week At Grassy Bottom

Posted By on 8th July 2017

After the shenanigans of last week with the kettles, candlesticks and mirrors, not to mention the decorating, I was hoping this week would be a little quieter.


What A Week

Posted By on 2nd July 2017

Last Sunday I looked at the ‘week ahead’ weather forecast and my heart sank. Rain. I haven’t been feeling very well for several weeks now, but at least when the sun shines I can go outside. The idea of a week of day-time TV was enough to push me over the edge, so I decided to stop being a wimp and decorate the little bedroom.