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March 12, 2011

Sadness ……….

Let’s spare a thought for those poor people of Japan.  What a terrifying experience .  Countless must have woken up this morning hoping and praying that yesterday was just a bad dream.  So many dead, so many missing.  Our thoughts are with you.  Just another reminder of how mighty nature is.  And, although we may […]

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March 10, 2011

Weeeeee waaaaaaaaaaa …………….

What a suprise Joe Cocker and I had yesterday.  We had just arrived at Canada Common in the New Forest for our afternoon walk when weeee waaaaaa, weeeee waaaaaa and flashing lights came thundering down the track.  We turned round and there in front of us were raging flames and thick black smoke ………………… But […]

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March 9, 2011

Sacrifice

Hope you all enjoyed pancakes yesterday.  We had a mountain but they disappeared within minutes.  Why does the first pancake never seem to work! And now what is everyone giving up for Lent ……….. the odd biscuit…………  or chunk of creamy chocolate ……………. the odd or not so odd glass of wine ………… scrummy cake […]

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March 8, 2011

And another lovely day ………

Lucky Joe Cocker …….. another lovely Spring morning walk ………..  on Dean Hill …… Followed by a little bit of this and that ……… yum ….

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March 7, 2011

Stepping out.

What lovely weather yesterday.  So off deep into the Forest we went.  Amongst the tall trees and Redwoods. Lucky Joe Cocker.  A new place to explore.  Lots of new smells. Lots of lovely places to rest. These trees were such good friends that they had literally joined together. An old story says that mice are […]

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March 5, 2011

Happy Weekend

                                                           Happy Weekend on this bright Springlike day.  Sunshine outside and inside in the form of jollydaffodils.  What could be better.   And let’s eat as much chocolate as possible before perhaps giving it up for Lent. Hopefully there will be time for starting a newknitting project. Enjoy …………………..

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March 3, 2011

Triumphant!

 My recently made marmalade has had great success …….  One jar down – has Paddington Bear been here ……..  But still some left in the pantry …… And great excitement …… it was awarded a commendation at The World’s Original Marmalade Festival.

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March 1, 2011

Pinch and a punch ….

Contemporary spring daffs!

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February 28, 2011

A wicked weekend …….

 What a busy weekend ……… Hampshire, London, Hampshire.  An early supper at our favourite Mexican restaurant – Cafe Pacifico or Pacifico as it seems to be called now.  We have spent many hours drinking tequila at this fab place pre-children and it hasn’t changed a bit over the years.  Now the tequila has given way […]

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February 24, 2011

The green, green, hues of home ……….

Whilst out Joe Cocker walking the other day I was blinded by all the vivid greens of nature which were glowing on a dull, damp, grey February morning. Green is a favourite colour of mine, and indeed Mabel. We coo and aahh over anything we come across which pings out vivid lime green. So I […]

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