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! 😆 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…

40

I turned 40 at the end of December and in the run up I’m fairly certain my husband thought I was having some kind of mid-life crisis. “I HATE MY HAIR I’M GOING TO CUT IT ALL OFF” “OK darling” *cuts hair* “I STILL HATE MY HAIR. I’M GOING TO GET HIGHLIGHTS AND GO BLONDE…

I know, I know…

I know, I know, I know I said I would blog more and I haven’t. I am the QUEEN of empty promises. Thing is, I started this blog when I wasn’t working. I’ve worked in some way or another, sometimes squeezing in up to three part time jobs, since my daughter was a year old….

Happy New Year

Happy New Year dear readers! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous start to 2018! Tackling a nasty virus here at Kimberly Towers but will be back soon! In the meantime here’s a photo from friends of ours who are currently holidaying in Japan. So. Many. Questions.

I’ve been watching…

I’m not sure why anybody would care what I’ve been watching but it’s an excuse to talk about some of my favourite programmes and with the Winter nights drawing in what could be better than snuggling on the sofa to watch something brilliant. Nigella Regular readers of my blog will already know about my frankly…