Recall

This isn’t so much a blog post as a public service announcement. John Lewis sent me an email explaining that KitchenAid were recalling some kettles due to a problem some people had experienced with THE HANDLE COMING AWAY. Bit worrying. Anyway I was offered a full refund or exchange so I happily swapped my existing…

Snow

We are just recovering from “The Beast From The East” here in Britain. In my neck of the woods we were weren’t that badly affected. Parts of the UK (Glasgow I’m looking at you) were struck by high winds and actual blizzards. There were tales of people stranded on motorways in gridlock for 18 hours…

Eat

Last week my daughter had some appointments that didn’t go so well and her Dietitian has put her on a high fat, high protein, high calorie diet (again). I don’t really know why they bother saying she needs to eat more of this or more of that as generally it appears she just needs to…

Cat House etc.

This is my cat sitting on the cat house that Santa brought him for Christmas. Please ignore the awful photo, there’s nothing I can do about it. They haven’t made a filter than can transform the grey drabness that we call February. Some people might think an outdoor cat house is an unnecessary extravagance but…

Winter Garden

As we hurtle towards Spring I’ve been thinking ahead to next Winter. I always joke that I am a fair weather gardener and I don’t tend to venture out between November and April. But I think this may partially be because my garden is very much a Spring garden. Everything looks very bare and sparse…

Big dreams…

Currently watching the BBC show Big Dreams, Small Spaces with gardening guru Monty Don. My husband routinely makes fun out of me for loving Monty Don but I have now converted him and we are now both Monty super fans! ­čść Isn’t he just dreamy? Big Dreams, Small Spaces features people wanting to transform their…

Rude

Recently I met up with some friends I don’t see nearly enough of and we went to a lovely local place for lunch to celebrate my and our friend Bet’s recent big birthdays. The food was delicious, I had the nicest Eggs Florentine imaginable. Part of me actually regrets not snapping a photo but then…

Shed

Since we moved into our house almost three years ago I have been on something of a greenfingered adventure. I have been to garden centres and on garden safaris (not as exotic as it sounds). I subscribed to Homes & Garden magazine and have Gardeners World on series link. I joined the RHS and chat…

Romanovs

I’m currently reading The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montifore. I got it for Christmas and was very excited as it’s been sitting in my Amazon shopping basket for ages! I’ve always been interested in the Romanov family, by which I mean Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and…

Wind

Our part of the country was struck by strong winds late last week and our garden didn’t fare so well. We’ve lost a few fence panels so are now looking to redo the whole side. We patched it with some new panels and posts last year but I really can’t face doing that year after…