The Electric Man Cometh (with apologies to Flanders and Swan)

| 28th March 2015

How hard is it to dig over a 4′ by 8′ growing bed? Well, considering that up to 2 years ago I was tending nine, 16′ by 4′ vegetable beds plus numerous flower beds, and growing all the plants from seed, the answer is ‘not very’. Particularly on a beautiful Spring morning.

One Year On

| 20th March 2015

Last Tuesday it was exactly 1 year since building work started here at ‘Grassy Bottom’. If I knew then what I know now, I’d probably have run a mile! So what progress have we made?

I’ve Beaten My Own Record

| 16th March 2015

“You can paint the shower room now” said Peter helpfully. He had just finished re-instating Gladys’s bathroom mirror to it’s rightful place over the new sink, and drilling the holes ready for fitting our beloved blue glass towel rail to the side wall.

Simply The Best

| 11th March 2015

No, this isn’t a tribute to the legendary Tina Turner, it’s actually a question. What’s the best thing you’ve ever bought? For the purpose of this ‘best’ can mean, most expensive, most beautiful, most useful, best bargain, longest lasting or just your favourite thing in the whole world. Here’s what I came up with.