• Come on a Bike Ride

    Chris and Rors went shooting, Caiti was in bed for the long haul and Benj was nursing his sprained ankle. So I had Easter morning to myself. I went for a bike ride. The young cows in the field opposite our gateway were interested when I appeared. Did I mean...


  • Happy Easter

    You’ll be too busy eating chocolate to have much time for blogging, so a quick one today. First up a photo of Ruadhri’s Easter Garden. He was in a rotten mood when he started it on Saturday afternoon, but he ended up enjoying the project, despite himself! The main reason...


  • Three Weeks to Get Naked

    I’m giving you plenty of warning so you can psych yourselves up for this. World Naked Gardening Day is in three weeks’ time on Saturday 14 May – the same day as the Eurovision Song Contest. The latter a big event in our house, well, at least for the female...


  • E-Organisation

    I had a computer crisis during the week. Thunderbird, my email program, suddenly stopped working. Chris patiently spent an afternoon sorting the problem out, and in the end installed a new program, Opera, instead. Opera happily uploaded the 30,000 emails in my archives. 30,000?!? I couldn’t believe it. Now, there...


  • Noisy Nights and Days

    It’s noisy here these days. The birds are in full song now that spring is here. And it’s wonderful. All night long the nightjars (or possibly nightingales) are singing. It’s so weird to hear beautiful birdsong in the pitch black of night. Whenever I get up at night, which is...