Afternoon Tea

I love Afternoon Tea. I love the weeny crustless sandwiches and the scones with clotted cream and jam. I like the dinky pastries and miniature cakes. I like that I can drink an entire teapot’s worth of tea and nobody lectures you about caffeine. They positively encourage it! So I was delighted to skip off…

Documentary

I love a true story. My favourite books are biographies, memoirs, travel logs. So it will come as no surprise that I love a documentary. Fortunately there are lots of good ones about. Here are some that I highly recommend! Circus Elephant Rampage (U.S Title: Tyke Elephant Outlaw) This well publicised documentary is the story…

Chelsea Flower Show

I timed my fall well, what with first the royal wedding and now The Chelsea Flower Show. It’s been a week of televisual delights! The house and garden have gone to rack and ruin but to hell with it. The Chelsea Flower Show for those that may not know, is the best flower show in…

Royal Wedding

Yesterday Prince Harry married his love Meghan in a beautiful ceremony in Windsor and the world watched. I ended up watching all of it seeing as I am sofa-bound after hurting my coccyx in a fall the day before (I’m refraining from telling people that I broke my bum). And I have to say that…

Stairs

So earlier today I tripped and fell down the stairs. I’m sure it looked nothing short of hilarious. Had you seen it on You’ve Been Framed you’d have pointed and chuckled and then probably winced. I’m sure I’d have laughed had it not been so excruciatingly painful. It was still early in the morning. I…

Royal Reading

If you live in Britain you simply cannot escape the royal family right now. I mean, they’ve always been there and everything but it’s particularly high saturation at the moment. First there was the Queen’s 92nd birthday. She doesn’t even need to do anything anymore, she just needs to be the Queen. Frankly if she…

Concrete

OK, so we don’t actually have a new shed yet. This feels like the job that will not die. I feel like I’ve been talking about this shed since we moved into our house 3 years ago. Will it ever be built?? It’s taken on a sort of mythical quality. We all know sheds exist…

Garden Disaster!

For my 40th birthday my parents gave me a very generous cheque to celebrate the milestone. I was sorely tempted to buy the Regiment bag from Victoria Beckham… but I’m nothing if not practical so decided to invest in my garden. Besides I am somewhat obsessed with getting the garden sorted. We’ve been in the…

Oops!

I’ve already had messages from people who follow my blog via email pointing out that there were some grammatical and continuity errors in my most recent post. Just so you all know I HIT THE PUBLISH BUTTON BY ACCIDENT. So the post went up before I was ready! This happens from time to time. Usually…

Skip, Shed, Tree, Arch

I realise calling this blog post “Skip, Shed, Tree, Arch” is quite a mouthful. Maybe if you say it very quickly it might sound quite good, a bit like “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”… albeit more garden-based. On a side note, I have to tell you that I did find that film SO BORING. Not even…