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…

Mr B’s

Yesterday my husband and I both took the day off and drove down to Bath to carry out one of my lovely 40th birthday experience presents that I was gifted. I was going for a reading spa. No, this is not where you go to a spa and someone paints your nails and massages your…

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…