16th November 2019

More rain!

So, Guy Fawkes day has come and gone. Of course, most these days know as little about its origins as they do about Christmas, Easter and […]
6th November 2019

We’re expecting!

The urge to rant is very strong at the moment, triggered probably by watching a couple of programmes in the television series presented by Simon Reeves […]
29th October 2019


If it were not for the utterly depressing political situation, we all would be pretty cheerful this week, despite the desperate act in nature to give […]
23rd October 2019

A new heifer calf

I described last week as drab. Despite the unsettled weather, this week the colours outside have been less uniformly depressing. When the clouds have lifted, the […]
16th October 2019


Pleading self-indulgence, for those of you who missed it, the latest Trumpism was a justification for abandoning the Kurds – to quote his words as best […]
10th October 2019

TB Free

Out on a short car journey mid-week, I thought the one word which summed up the day was ‘drab’. The verges had practically no colour other […]
2nd October 2019

Rain rain rain!

What a very frustrating week. As if mirroring politics, the needed rain has come in excess. As a result, much of what was planned had to […]
26th September 2019

Autumn is here

So, autumn has definitely arrived, though the majority of trees retain their leaves and the roses are still in bloom. The horse chestnut trees are dropping […]
18th September 2019

Blackberries a plenty

I think that this week we have seen exactly how pleasant early autumn weather can be. Chilly nights and our first ground frosts of the year, […]