What is a garden?

What is a garden?

Poets and writers – let alone gardeners! – have tried for centuries to describe their perfect garden.  It isn’t easy, but at least they’ve tried, and in the process created some wonderful, lyrical work.  Not so some would-be arbiters of taste,...

Cornflakes, Doors and a Cap full of S***

How did your day begin?  Mine was not good.  Well, I’ve certainly known better.  At breakfast I cut my gum on a cornflake due to a combination of missing teeth and bad gums (caused by some of the meds I take).  And then, after breakfast, I managed to jam my...

The Real Meaning of ‘Easter…’

I first blogged this (true) story back in about 2007 I think, but every so often I am overwhelmed with the desire to blog it again.  Because there is really nothing quite like it, I feel.  At least, not in my experience, I’m pleased to say.  For this is a tale...

The Legend of the Spiderwight

Yesterday (Sunday) I posted on Facebook that I thought there was a Spiderwight in the outside loo. (Only I wrote Spiderwiht instead – sorry for any confusion… fingers had a mind of their own, methinks.) Anyway, I promised I would write some more about this...

Some thoughts on the Eclipse…

  I was really excited about the eclipse today. I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular and I certainly wasn’t going to risk looking at the sun (since I don’t have any suitable glass to hand and if I fill a bucket of water than Noah usually sticks his head in it...

On finding ourselves and being found again…

The Equinox approaches and with it, the earth change gear once more. Each gear is appropriate for the time of year, although sometimes it will screech and shudder a bit, just as it does in a car. Many people are unaware of these changes. Let’s face it, there’s little...