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February 22, 2011

Wet, wet, wet …….

Where are we – Joe Cocker and I – the Lakes, Scotland, the peat bogs of Ireland? No – our morning walk in the New Forest. The ground is so saturated now that the landscape has changed ……………. how can a boy keep his paws clean! Endless plains of water ……….. And bogs ………….. But […]

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February 16, 2011

What a difference …………

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday non-stop rain drops. Wet, wet, wet. Not a day for dog walking …………. but today ……….. after the school bus drop off Joe Cocker walking was a joy. Is that really blue sky peeping through …………. And the sun making a much wanted and needed appearance ………… Casting […]

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February 15, 2011

Rain, rain go away ……….

After the beautiful day of blue sky, flowers and champagne of yesterday, today brings forth rain, rain and more rain. I have already had one change of clothes after Joe Cocker walking. He wasn’t amused at all. He hates to get his paws wet. So lets dream of those balmy days …… warm, tropical sunsets […]

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February 14, 2011

Hearts and celebrations …….

Happy Valentine’s Day! Lots of celebrations here – a celebration of hearts and flowers for Valentine’s Day and suprises and jollity for Rosie’s 19th birthday. Birthday fairies and Valentine fairies ……… Lots of cerise pink and hot, vivid red ………. And treats galore ………. I hope your day is full of happiness, joy and suprises […]

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February 7, 2011

Breakfast out of the ordinary …..

We had a little unexpected treat yesterday. Darby and Joan ended up out and about early with the whole day ahead …… eldest daughter had stayed with friends overnight and youngest daughter had to be taken into school for an art workshop with the artist Frances Hatch. So after a very blustery Joe Cocker walk […]

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February 7, 2011

Breakfast out of the ordinary …..

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February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year

As a tribute to the Chinese New Year, a few memories of Hong Kong …. Such rich, vibrant colours … Amongst the concrete … And smog …. But fascinating and an experience.

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February 1, 2011

A little romance ……………..

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month ……… and it is the start of the Valentine month. Mind you, Valentine’s Day takes a back seat in our house as the 14th February is also Rosie’s birthday. Nineteen this year – how did that happen! But February is full of hearts, brilliant […]

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January 27, 2011

Citrus heaven ……….

It’s that time of the year. The seville oranges are out and about so marmalade must be made ….. Matt thinks my marmalade is the best! And he is a marmalade fanatic! So lets get prepared. It’s a recipe that I have used as a base for years but tweak slightly each year. And this […]

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January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day!

As a tribute to fantastic Australia …….. a taste of the fantastic homes around Sydney Harbour ……. and Palm Beach …….. Oh – to live in one ………. Let’s win that lottery!

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