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The thing about winter…

Now winter may be cold, wet, windy and grim…..but it can be pretty too! It also has it’s cosy moments. These long dark evenings get you thinking don’t they? For some bizarre reason I found myself ruminating on whether or not I could still run tonight, no idea why! When I actually thought about it I realised that I haven’t…

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Wild, wild winds

I’ve had something of a breakthrough this week. Let me explain….. Ever since I’ve had the dogs, which is over three years [how time flies!] hubs and I haven’t been able to go abroad. This is entirely my fault as I just don’t like the idea of leaving the dogs in kennels. It would ruin my holiday to think of…

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Wishing you all….

Daughter meeting Holly and making sure the other two don’t feel left out. Game on! Fearless she is….FEARLESS! As I type, here she is on my knee, this results in endless typos! So guys…..while she’s quiet-ish, I would like to wish you all a wonderful, wonderful Christmas, and also I’d like to say a huge thank you for all your…

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A deliriously happy cat and other shenanigans

After the week we recently spent in Bath I swore, SWORE on my mothers’ thimble that I would never go back to that apartment…..the one on the top of that horribly steep hill…..but after receiving this email from our lovely landlady Liz, I had a change of heart and booked another week, next summer….WHAT have I done?????? And WHY did…

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Angels and Demons

Our week in Bath was mostly enjoyable. The dogs absolutely loved their city break, and of course, as it is a city of culture, bandanna’s were worn and they were on their best behaviour, apart from the occasional sneaky wrestle. At times they almost looked refined! The apartment we stayed at was at the top of a VERY steep hill.…

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Simple pleasures

 I was surprised to see honey bees, flies and ladybirds all over the fatsia flowers, it is nearly December is it not? It takes a while to adapt to these long dark nights, but in a way I’m rather grateful for them as I now spend a few hours each evening sorting cupboards and generally trying to get the house…

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