Sunny Scotland

Posted By on 13th May 2022

Well, here I am again after quite a long absence. Inspiration has been lacking, but after spending a few days in Scotland visiting my sister, I have some wonderful photos to share.


Where Did 2021 Go?

Posted By on 1st January 2022

The other day my niece’s little girl was telling me they’d been learning about the Iron Age and the Stone Age at school. She then proceeded to tell me that we are now living in the ‘Covid Age’, I guess when you’re 6 yrs old it’s all you’ve ever known.

If you’re reading this, well done, you’ve successfully negotiated another unpredictable year, which seems to have flown by, despite all the trials and tribulations.

So how best to look back at such an extraordinary year?

They say pictures paint a 1000 words, so I’ve picked out a few of my favourites.

WARNING. Swear words and un-PC.


Merry Xmas

Posted By on 11th December 2021

We’re all familiar with the old chestnut, “How do you fit 4 elephants into a Mini?”, well I’ve got a new one for you.

How do you fit a 4′ living Xmas tree into a Mini?



Posted By on 5th November 2021

Sometimes getting up early in the morning is a good thing.



Posted By on 24th October 2021

I’ve always loved donkeys. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know, I just have and I’ve been a supporter of the famous Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth for more years than I care to remember.

They do remarkable work rescuing and rehabilitating ill-treated, neglected and abused donkeys all over the UK and around the world, as well as providing donkey assisted therapy to children and adults with learning difficulties.

All of this started by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen in 1969 when she bought a donkey called ‘Naughty Face’.


I’m Back

Posted By on 25th September 2021

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? I can’t believe it’s so long since I posted anything on here, I think you can probably put that down to gardening, sunny weather, eBay and children.


Things I’ve Learnt

Posted By on 9th August 2021

In life every day’s a school day and gardening is no exception. Over the years I’ve had some success but also some failures, I try to learn from these, but this year decided to write a list so I don’t forget!



Posted By on 26th July 2021

I’ve been to visit my sister in Scotland 4 times now. The first couple of times were for our parents’ funerals, then once for a short holiday pre-covid and then this most recent time, post-pandemic. (Hopefully)

My pre-covid trip was great, until the last night when I fell down the steps and hurt my thumb. It’s never been quite right since.


Just Like Buses

Posted By on 19th July 2021

I am old enough to remember, in some detail, England’s success in the 1966 World Cup final. I’ve been waiting 55 years, along with a large proportion of the population, hoping that they might repeat the success, always to have my dreams dashed.

I was hopeful that at last, this year, the wait might be over. It just so happened that the Euros final was held during my recent visit to Scotland.

(If you’re not into football, don’t worry, it gets better!)


What A Difference A Year Makes

Posted By on 14th July 2021

What a difference a year makes.