I Knew It Was A Good Idea!

Posted By on 27th November 2018

Last Tuesday I watched the live ‘Martin Lewis Money Programme’ on ITV. I’ve become quite a fan of his recently. Earlier in the year some of his advice resulted in me getting a fair sized tax refund and during these last few months his website has been extremely useful for financial matters relating to bereavement.


Riparian News

Posted By on 20th November 2018

Regular readers may remember how back in August I wrote about the drainage ditch debacle and how we had unwittingly become it’s riparian owners. If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about (and why would you?) click here for the full story.


A Journey

Posted By on 6th November 2018

You often hear people on TV (usually in talent/reality shows) say they are on a ‘journey’, and to be honest whenever I hear that phrase I just switch off. But the truth is over the last 7 weeks I’ve been on a journey of my own, in fact I’m still travelling.

In the space of 2 hours on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in September the bottom dropped out of my world and my life changed forever, it will never be the same.


Summer 2018

Posted By on 24th September 2018

Those of you who know me will probably be aware by now that Peter passed away last week. I had already prepared this post, so it seems a shame to waste it.

He put his heart and soul into making ‘Grassy Bottom’ a special place both inside and out. I dedicate this website to him. I don’t know when I’ll be back.


Never Let It Be Said – – –

Posted By on 17th September 2018

Regular readers may remember a few months ago when I wrote about buying two new vacuum cleaners. Well I’m afraid the dream of being 25 with a loft apartment and a perfect husband has gone rather sour since then.


The Best Of The Best

Posted By on 10th September 2018

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while, but it took an afternoon in Boston (Lincolnshire not Massachusetts) to spur me into action.



Posted By on 3rd September 2018

Fraud. “Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain”. But exactly what constitutes fraud?


Friends And Enemies

Posted By on 27th August 2018

Peter and I have had pet cats all our married life. The most we ever had at one time was 5 back in the 1990’s. You can read all about them in the following links. They were Linus, and his sister Grover, followed 3 years later by rescue kittens Dulcie, who was intent on using up all her nine lives and Creamer. Finally there was Jackson who was a local stray tom cat.


The 280 Steps

Posted By on 20th August 2018

No, I’m not trying to up-stage John Buchan, this is simply about a day trip to Whitby last week.


Quite Interesting

Posted By on 13th August 2018

Regular readers may remember a few months ago I promised you something ‘quite interesting’ regarding the problem fireplace in the office. Well, here it is.