Look what else I grew…

Saturday 30th June 2012

…Lily, ready for her prom last week. She did look really lovely and that is of course an unbiased view.   I am unsure how it can be that she is 16 and has officially left school, wore a...

Gardening in the rain

Friday 29th June 2012

This ‘summer’ I have as usual been schlepping large bags of my garden to the tip.  But I fancy a bit less than usual because the weather has been so difficult.  I am more at peace with...

Leaf of the day: petunia

Thursday 28th June 2012

This is the result of organic gardening: All the leaves and flowers of my formerly lovely black velvety petunias have been eaten.  Overnight. So strictly speaking, it’s not the leaf of the...

In which I once again seek out The Worst Hotel In The World – and succeed

Sunday 24th June 2012

Some readers may remember the truly bad B&B/Inn we stayed in last year when we did our first ever sportive, in the New Forest.  We have since found a lovely place there which is a secret. ...

Still caving

Friday 22nd June 2012

I know how much you must have been missing my caving stories, so I am here to tell you I am still caving and I now own some Kit.  And some Books.  And, in a move that appeals greatly to my...

Agony corner (not literally)

Wednesday 20th June 2012

Q:  how should I hold my knitting needles?  My friend has told me the way I hold them is wrong. A:  your friend is wrong.  Assuming that you are not holding the needles at fully extended arms...

Further blatant dachshund pictures

Friday 15th June 2012

Rupert is having a rather good phase.  Back-wise.  Food-wise – meh, not so good, at least not from my view point.  Given that he is a crippled dog who has had 3 lots of major surgery on his...

Best and worst

Monday 11th June 2012

I have read a lot of books recently and listened to many more.  This is the book I have enjoyed reading the most recently:  The Casino by Margaret Bonham, here is the end paper from the Persephone...

Autumn dates in Devon

Friday 8th June 2012

On the evening of Thursday 25 October I am once again doing a fashion show with Martin Storey at The Guild in Bovey Tracey.  This is a really fun and informal evening where Martin show-cases all...