• Wool

    Wool is the unifying link in this blog post. First up, my head is stuffed with it today. My insomnia is back to haunt me, so last night I finally resorted to taking half a sleeping pill. The doctor prescribed these for Caiti a while ago when she couldn’t sleep,...


  • Five Years in France

    August 13th marked five years in France for the Daggs. Wow! So to celebrate the occasion, here are 13 photos from those early days in August 2006. I think you’ll find them fascinating, especially if you’ve ever done anything similar, or are planning to. There was a lot of rubbish...


  • Mastering the Knitmaster

    Thanks to the generosity of our lovely friend Annette Smith, Caiti and I are now the owners of an Empisal Knitmaster knitting machine. It’s about as old as I am but in excellent condition and will go for another hundred years! I’ve been wanting a knitting machine for ages, so...


  • Rainbow Cake Recipe

    The highlight of our Silver Wedding Anniversary party was Caiti’s cake. (I’ve written a book with that title – OK, it’s spelt Katie’s Cake but only because the editor wouldn’t let me name the heroine after my daughter!) Caiti, the Chef in Wellies, spent most of Tuesday cooking. So did...


  • Swallows

    I posted a photo of four baby swallows the other day. Here it is again, in case you missed it. I’m pretty sure this is the parents’ third brood of fledglings this year. Swallows lay 4 or 5 eggs which take up to 21 days to hatch. Then it’s another...