First Crop

When I wrote my Janus post on 1 January I suggested that I had exciting things to reveal. So let’s start to let the cat out of the bag a paw at a time. We have an allotment! I think…

Throwdown

The ‘Great Pottery Throwdown’ is back on British TV with the wonderfully emotional Keith who cries when he is overwhelmed with the beauty of a competitor’s work. I like all those craft based competitions, Sewing Bee and the woodworking and…

Alcohol

It’s dry January but I never participate. Mind you, I’ve gone a couple of Lents without a drink touching my lips. My relationship with alcohol has been less than ideal in the past. I’ll ‘fess up and admit that I…

Walking with a Purpose

Part of my self care at the moment involves long solitary walks to destinations close to my home. I’m spoilt for choice. There’s coast path, farmlands and woods nigh on our doorstep. I’m very blessed for I don’t even have…

Cormorants

I’ve been researching shags at the moment. Oh okay, I’ve only said this for childish comedic effect. To puzzled non Brits who may be scratching their heads, a ‘shag’ is a slang phrase for making the beast with two backs,…