Gunwalloe and Rinsey

Some pics from two beaches in Cornwall – the first Gunwalloe. It wasn’t a sunny day but it was atmospheric with it’s moody blues, with a touch of pink on the horizon. Andy associates this as Gunwalloe-in-the-rain due to a trip in the 1970s when it poured with rain and his family sat in their…

Knole January

Knole was heaving, as it was such a beautiful day (about 2 weeks ago). But there’s always lots of space there and even the deer seem unperturbed by the number of people. It was so nice to see everyone enjoying themselves as I ambled about the park, enjoying the sunshine too.

Other people’s allotments

Looking for inspiration for my allotment to be. I had a scout round to see what other people were up to, and what else was growing. The answer was a lot… also raised beds seemed to be really successful. The ground is basically clay at this end of town – ah how I miss my…

A few garden flowers and a bit of a walk

Definitely feeling the garden falling back a bit. It seems things take a bit longer than I really want to get established – not that I’m impatient, lol! As the garden hasn’t seen much love in recent years it’s a question of trying to choose flowers for each season. There are still lots of gaps…

Walking (summertime)

Ah summer. Walking in Suffolk in July – got a bit behind with my posting. Evening light. Archetypal poppies at the edges of cornfield…and a giant bug!

Sissinghurst Sunshine

Today’s offering from Sissinghurst. It’s been a beautiful afternoon. Stormy up north, but here, sunshine with a nice wind to stir the trees and flowers, and blow the cobwebs out. I feel better for being outside. The veg patch was doing well, and the strange edge of storm light was helpful. The new meadow was…

Blackcurrant Jam

Visiting my aunt. Must be the same time as last year. This time we got to the jam stage 🙂 Also fruit salad breakfasts….

Smoke Bush with rain

Love this – smoke bush with rain. There’s not been much rain lately. I’m sort of missing it 😉


Team building isn’t all bad…. a lovely trip sailing on the Solent.

Beware of the chickens & other stories

Been working in the garden, cutting back some of the trees and the box ball. I’m waiting for the garden to burst into colour – it’s in a green lull, where most of the spring flowers are over, but the summer ones I’ve planted haven’t bloomed yet. I feel vaguely disappointed that lots of things…