R.I.P. Millie

| 8th January 2024

Yesterday my sister and her husband had to say goodbye to their oldest sheep Millie, following a suspected stroke.

Where Am I ?

| 23rd August 2023

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I’ve become a volunteer for a local hedgehog rescue charity, ‘Shelley Hedgehogs’. If you’re interested in reading about their work I can recommend their Facebook page, which is updated regularly with photos and progress reports.

Lacerta Vivipara Flexilis

| 27th June 2023

As a regular gardener I have dug up a few ‘interesting’ things over the years.

It’s Only Been 69 Years!

| 15th June 2023

No, not since my last post, though I accept I have been absent for a while, but in fact 69 years is how long it’s taken me to see a fox! Hard to believe I know, particularly given where I’ve lived in the last 25 years, but there we are.

And Then There Was One

| 1st November 2022

When I moved here a little over 2 years ago I had 3 cats. Poppy, Grayson and Suki.


| 21st September 2022

I’ve been to Scotland again, sadly I arrived on the day the Queen passed away, which put a bit of a damper on things. However, we did go to lots of lovely places, and the weather was kind to us too.

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

| 1st July 2022

It’s a little-known fact that my brother-in-law, Scottish Graham, a Dewsbury lad born and bred, once had a conversation with Betty Boothroyd in a hairdressers whilst she was having her hair done. Baroness Boothroyd as she is now has always fascinated me, moving as she did from humble beginnings in a Yorkshire market town to […]

70 Years And Counting

| 2nd June 2022

It’s hard not to be impressed and moved by today’s Jubilee celebrations. I spent an enjoyable morning ironing to the Trooping of the Colour followed by the magnificent fly past over Buckingham Palace. Us Brits are pretty good at that kind of thing.

Not So Sunny Scotland

| 27th May 2022

The last day of my holiday dawned dull and damp. We had been warned, which is why we went to the coast earlier in my stay. We started the day with a visit to the sheep. Millie, Bluebell, Hazel and Fiver.

Sunny Scotland (continued)

| 20th May 2022

After our trip to Sunnyside Beach, we took one look at the evenings TV schedules and decided it was probably a good time to have a Ludo tournament. (Didn’t see that coming, did you?)