My Travels In Scotland

| 9th July 2019

Last week I spent 5 days visiting my sister and her husband in Scotland, about 45 miles west of Aberdeen to be precise. Apart from falling down the stairs, which I will write about later and despite some pretty frisky weather, I had a great time.

A Bucket List

| 25th June 2019

It seems to me the idea of a bucket list is a relatively new thing and whilst I was failing miserably to find out if that was in fact true, I came upon something else. A reverse bucket list. Now I assumed this meant all the things you have absolutely no intention of doing, but […]

Television

| 12th June 2019

I’ve been quiet these last few weeks, a bit short of inspiration if I’m honest, though I have been having fun with my niece and her family (I can still play football, but the morning after I feel like I need a double hip replacement!) and I’ve been knitting again too. Just take a look […]

Today A Fireplace – – – – – –

| 7th May 2019

Over the years Peter and I did a lot of D.I.Y. Jobs big and small, usually on a tight budget, culminating in the renovations of the house and garden here at ‘Grassy Bottom’, where we clearly needed some professional help. Even so, we still did a lot of the work ourselves.

The Dream Team

| 23rd April 2019

I’m fed up with Brexit, just like 99% of the British public and probably the rest of the world too. Do you remember what I wrote back in June 2016 Here’s the relevant bit. “However, there is no magic switch and when I think of all the money and time that would be spent/wasted on […]

Various Stuff

| 9th April 2019

It’s been a busy few weeks here at ‘Grassy Bottom’, so here is a quick update on what’s been going on.

Just Like Old Times

| 26th March 2019

Adrian fitted the new door on the porch before Xmas but just like in the old Flanders and Swan song, ‘The Gas Man Cometh’, (you have to be of a certain age to understand that) it revealed short comings in the brickwork on the corner, which would need serious attention after Xmas.

The Answer To Life The Universe And Everything

| 12th March 2019

The back door on the porch was falling apart and had been for some time. Renovating the porch was going to be the last ‘big’ job at ‘Grassy Bottom’ and was due to go ahead later this year, but sadly that won’t be happening now, however I couldn’t ignore the door which was quite frankly […]

How Do you Get 4 Elephants In A Mini?

| 20th February 2019

Well, I’m sure we’re all familiar with that old chestnut. For those of you who aren’t the answer is ‘2 in the front and 2 in the back’. However, you might not be quite as familiar with this riddle. How do you get a large suitcase in the boot of a Mazda MX5 convertible? Any […]

Thinking Outside The Box

| 16th February 2019

We’ve all heard the expressions ‘thinking outside the box’ and ‘shop within a shop’, well Grayson has a slightly different take on these things.