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
Project New Home has commenced! Step One - I've accepted an offer on my home with a planned completion by Easter. Step Two - Conveyancing solicitors have been instructed and the Property Information form completed and returned. I'm waiting now for my Buyer's lender to send the surveyor. My emotions spin around like a tumble … Continue reading Project ‘New Home’ has Commenced
Nine photos of many taken in 2017 of the flowers in my garden. Top Row: Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'; Calibrachoa Can Can 'Coral Reef' a Begonia and Erigeron; Dahlia 'Tsuki No Yori Shiska'; Middle Row: Sweet Pea 'Distant Horizon Mix'; Agapanthus; Echinacea 'White Swan'; Bottom Row: Alstroemeria; Rudbeckia 'Rustic'; selection of Dahlias - 'Crazy Love' 'Frank … Continue reading Nine of 2017