The garden is damp. The plants have flopped over, or been battered down by the rain. The earth has tilted, so light becomes scarce. There is a 4ft sq of light that spans the edge of the garden and the hedge, and it creeps silently along that one edge of the garden from morning until … Continue reading Autumn
Girl child has fully embraced gardening this year and asks "can we garden mummy?" as if she is asking for chocolate treats. Win! Bits of tidying, planning and some planting have been like a salve for our occasional tempestuous relations when the weather has allowed. I learned last year, that gardening with a small child involves … Continue reading Garden happenings.
In a sleepless haze of nap-less desperation I bundled the girl-child into the car in the hope she would fall asleep. I wound through lanes and villages around York for half an hour before she finally closed her eyes. Being lost* I carried on driving looking for somewhere to pull in and close my own … Continue reading A visit to Yorkshire Lavender.
Looking back, it seems March was super-productive - who knew? Or maybe I just took more pictures than usual because of Spring lifting it's delicate little head? There was making and baking and travels and flowers and celestial happenings and celebrations and ALL THE DAFFODILS HURRAY! We ended the month by embarking upon and painting … Continue reading In Pictures // March
The sap is definitely rising and these are some of things making me smile this week! Hurray! 1 // Seeing the first butterfly of the season, and a huge bumblebee. Hearing the birds in the hedge getting all twitterpated. 2 // Mothers Day was gorgeous. Girl-child picked out some flowers for me and kept saying … Continue reading Happy Things #2
Before we get too far into March I wanted to share my highlights of February. It really felt like we started to climb with weak and weary limbs out of our hibernation holes. The slightly longer days and delicate spring flowers and shoots are bringing us back to life. Slowly. 1 / Birthday visit to … Continue reading In pictures // February
Being something of a technological slattern, I had neither backed-up my hard drive or uploaded photo's from the camera in approximately a gazillion months or something. It came to a head when iPhoto crashed on me last night. Momentary panic ensued. Not too am-dram, though, I was zonked in front of my Girls box set … Continue reading Lately // Winter Walks
So, January. While I love the promise of a whole new, fresh clean sheet when the new year opens it's gleaming gates, the days seem to gradually give way to the reality of dark, cold, wet days. All is not lost. Here now, is a pictorial representation of some good things that this month has given … Continue reading Good Things // January
I don't have much luck with car boot sales. We turned up all prepared with wellies, sling, snacks, cash and suitably Del Boy style attire to find it was cancelled again. Luckily, we found a nature reserve around the corner. It had everything going for it: muddy puddles in abundance, rabbits, squirrels, the most delightful … Continue reading A mini adventure!
Sometimes you turn a corner and see this... And all is right with the world, don't you think?