August 2020

You Never Promised Me a Rose Garden (26 August 2020)

The White House Rose Garden was established in 1913 by Ellen Louise Axson Wilson the wife of Woodrow Wilson. It was on the site of a previous 'colonial' garden established by First Lady Edith Roosevelt, those roses took a lot...

Blowing in the Wind (22 August 2020)

8.15 and it's dark. There are those who complain about shorter days and the onset of winter, but I like the sniff of autumn, and the crunch of curled leaves. Our cottage is designed to be cool in the summer...

Ode to Joy (21 August 2020)

Don't we accumulate friends over a lifetime. A posse of like minded pals, or even unlikely chums that crop up year after year when their birthdays come round. January is lean for me, I do know about three folk with...

Ambling for the brambling. (19 August 2020)

When I left the cottage the rain was barely there, By the time I reached the field it was a proper summer shower warm and 'Soft' as they say in Ireland. I would like to be in Galway now, on...

Deery me (17 August 2020)

On the way to the organic farm shop the dawter spied a herd of deer in a field. We drove past them on our right, leaving them behind us as we swung round the lanes towards the fresh vegetables. We...

Hopi Springs Eternal (16 August 2020)

We have a drawer full of candles. Our next door neighbour does car boot sales and house clearances so he gives us boxes of old, waxy, white candles, dirty, drippy Christmas candles and if we're lucky boxes of old dining...

Disgusted from Tunbridge Wells (13 August 2020)

Don't we all have a purpose in life? Some of us know what that purpose is, others thrust their purpose upon us, but I wager most of us spend time wondering what is the meaning of life. Now given that...

2020 Vision (13 August 2020)

Water water everywhere and ne'er a drop to drink, wash, flush, or feed the spuds. The South East is leaking! Now, I could care less if we run out of water in 20 years time since I'll be 91 and...

Hurrah for Harris (12 August 2020)

I read in the magazine 'What Doctor's Don't Tell You' that filter coffee is better for diabetics than a cafetier or the Old Git's fancy machine. So I bought a funnel on line, a pack of filters and a permanent...

Kiss Me On The Mountain. ( 6 August 2020)

Down in the orchard the Himalayan Balsam is in full bloom. It grows beside the stream and inhabits the spot where the wild garlic grows in the spring. It's tall and gregarious and shares the pond with Bullrushes and whizzy...

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