Christmas cheer ....

Christmas cheer ….

is here again although to be honest, some of the dreadful events worldwide make it hard to feel festive. Pictures on our television screens of the hideous school massacre in Pakistan and the Australian cafe hostage-taking make the jingling, glitzy razzamatazz Xmas hype seem irritating and irrelevant. The awful images bring back memories of the […]

A splash of summer colour

September sunshine

Time for a new blog, I think, as it’s been nearly four months since the last one. I’ve had a quiet summer, just enjoying the glorious sunshine we’ve had and doing some jobs around the house and garden. But now I’m looking forward to the autumn shows and going out and about to catch up […]

Spring is sprung!

Spring is sprung!

Three months since the last blog – where has the time gone! The sun is shining, the fields are a mass of wild flowers and sweet, new grass that the dogs love to nibble and the summer shows will soon be in full swing. All the winter debris is gone from the garden and the […]

Rose enjoying temporary freedom from her bucket

Happy New Year!

First blog of 2014 – bit late I know, but I couldn’t think of much that was positive to write about during gloomy January so thought it was best to wait a bit ….. Now the days are at last getting longer and the daffodils and crocuses beginning to push their way through the layers […]

Deal or no deal?

Deal or no deal?

Here’s a classic case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted! Last week, a letter arrived from Nissan recalling my X-trail car for modification to prevent a “potential concern”. It reads: “Nissan has identified that in a small number of cases when operating under a high load, high engine speed and severe […]