Saturday, 10 June 2023

Week 23, the one with the first edible from the Yarden

The hanging baskets are almost ready to hang at the front of the house

There are flowers on the runner beans

I picked a small posy of flowers from the Yarden

My very first edible item from the Yarden, a single tiny wild strawberry, it might have been small but it was very sweet.

Dilys wanted to help with the Gladiolus bulbs

We took a walk along the towpath, it was very peaceful, we only saw one other person, a jogger

The resident pony has had his winter coat removed

I love this structure, if one horseshoe is lucky then this must be REALLY lucky


Saturday, 3 June 2023

Week 22, the one with an outing to a concert and another to a National Trust garden

Our wedding anniversary treat to ourselves was a trip to the Wiltshire Live Music Centre, where we watched and sang along with Dervish. It was a WONDERFUL evening.

 Don't you just love it when all your ducks line up?

Dulcie's checking out the new compost bin

I enjoyed doing this jigsaw puzzle

Eileen and I spent a pleasant sunny morning at The Courts Garden

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

N for May

I like participating in Eileen's monthly challenge, the subjects are usually not too difficult, this month was beginning with N. Here are my choices.


 Nanny Joy

Naughty, but nice. Birthday cake.

Neck. (of a vase)

Needlecraft book (very old)

Needles (1)

Needles (2)

Neglect 1, an empty building

Neglect 2, a gateway

Nigella (early season, not yet in flower)




No-mow May

North Bradley







Thanks Eileen, looking forward to June's challenge.

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Week 21, the one with a thirty-fifth wedding anniversary

GM and I have been married for thirty-five years. Like probably most married couples, we've had our ups and downs, but with more ups than downs, we're still enjoying life together.

GD5 still enjoys hugging "our" tree on her way home from school

We have a couple of new acquisitions, a rug for inside the back door

. . . . . and a storage box for garden chairs and other random items

I love the aliums, which are currently lighting up the yarden

and plenty of roadside blossom is currently at its best.

No-mow-May is certainly making the verges far more attractive

Spotted this in my car, I do love an interesting number sequence

How's your week been?