Cutting the apron strings is so bloody hard! Up until now I have been exceptionally fortunate to have my daughters close to me. University ~ piece of cake ~ eldest ensconced in flat 15 minutes drive away, as studying at local university. I love and adore my offspring ~ despite adversity we have come through … Continue reading Snip..snip..snip..

Jaded, Weary, Knackered, Whacked & Bushed

NOTE: Please forgive any typo's or incorrect spellings, poor English and sentence construction. My excuse? Cognitive dysfunction. Today sees me jaded, weary, knackered, whacked, bushed ~ *insert your favourite word for being tired and fatigued here* "Pacing", that ol' gem ~ so much easier to say than to put into practice and I put my … Continue reading Jaded, Weary, Knackered, Whacked & Bushed

Mama Mia!

Today was a good day. This morning after preparing a picnic and collecting all kinds of gear, gardening gloves, scissors, faux flowers, real flowers, zip ties, silver enamel paint and tiny weeny paint brushes I hopped into the car with offspring number 2. Our destination was Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, with two goals ~ to … Continue reading Mama Mia!

The Quinquagenarian

What's a Quinquagenarian? (kwing-kwuh-juh-nair-ee-uh‚ÄČn, kwin-) Word to describe someone who is 50 years of age. The old man has reached a milestone today ~ he is celebrating being 50 years young ~ to mark this occasion we spent a weekend away, travelling long and hard, to Nottingham from Derby ~ to be honest, who wants … Continue reading The Quinquagenarian

Birds, Dogs, Squirrels

Slowly but surely our garden is being transformed. The meadow area is growing ~ I'm not sure if the flowers will come up as we were late sowing the seeds. Already we are seeing a increase in our insect population, bees are buzzy humming around and butterflies are starting to show themselves. We are planning … Continue reading Birds, Dogs, Squirrels

The Promise Of Tomorrow

Tomorrow is another day, who knows what it will bring but there is always some kind of magical promise of the unknown. I found this lovely poem on a website called which I thought I'd share with you .. It's by a guy called Hebert Logerie and goes like this; Tomorrow is another day … Continue reading The Promise Of Tomorrow