At last after far too many soggy days we have sunshine! This time of the year often means clear skies equal frosty nights but hey, it's infinitely better than constant rain. I even have some daffodils appearing, which I always find exciting. I'm going through cupboards and drawers discarding 17 years of clutter. For some … Continue reading Spring in the Garden and a Move on the Horizon
When it comes to the weather being too wet or cold I usually turn from gardening to needlework, hence to sow v. to sew. A few years ago I had a small business sewing and selling cotton bags through Etsy. It started as fun but as my Thingummy bags became more popular it lost its … Continue reading To Sow v. To Sew
I'm into Day 5 of retirement and already beginning to realise that it is not like a 'Stay-at-Home' holiday from work. During those such weeks I always felt I was up against time as there were jobs to be done before trudging back to the daily grind. Already I am losing track of what day … Continue reading The Early Days of Retirement
Technology can make you lazy. Especially mobile phone cameras which are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. I don't know about you but I have fallen into the trap of whisking my phone out from my pocket to photograph something that has taken my eye. My trusty, now old, Nikon DSLR has been lingering in the cupboard far … Continue reading Dusting off the Camera for Spring
I'm finding it quite painful receiving tempting seed catalogues in the post when, at the moment, it's not clear where I am going to live and what type of garden I will inherit. Apart from committing ideas and plans to paper, I feel I can't actively do anything practical yet for a garden in 2018. … Continue reading Is there a right time to leave a much loved garden?
Project 'New Home' continues. I have a buyer who is not in a chain and happy to wait until I have found somewhere I want to live. With not much equity after paying off the mortgage I am restricted to what I can afford. Lots of things need to be taken into account: Ease of … Continue reading Exploring All Avenues