Category Nature

Moon

I slept in Louis’ room when Hot Stuff’s mother came to stay last week. Or should this space be called the guest room now my son has moved out to live with friends? This third bedroom is a loft conversion…

The Bees Like It

My sister sadly passed away six years ago. A friend of my brother’s, Louise Tiplady, a lettering artist made this wonderful print in commemoration of her life. My sister was a keen gardener and held dear a horticultural philosophy that…

Volunteering

I went litter picking in my local park yesterday, the first of my monthly volunteering slots with the town’s lengthsmen. Now there’s a title! It’s an old one. These guys were originally employed by the Lord of the Manor to…

Whale Watching

If you cross the English Channel around Dover the journey to the continent is very quick. There’s barely time for a cuppa and a piece of the most expensive toast in the world. But if you head west to Plymouth…

Scary Seagull Season

It’s the time of year here when it’s scary seagull season. The eggs have hatched and babies are abundant on the rooftops. Last year I wrote about how the bird life around here seems to have taken a personal dislike…

Dandelions

I was going to pop out and take my own picture of dandelions. After all there’s plenty around at the moment. However this Pixabay photo was so much prettier than anything that I could produce myself I couldn’t resist it.…