Back to where it all started-2nd February 2023

Today marks the anniversary of the date I first started this blog a year ago. A candle for celebration but also a candle for today- Candlemass, Imbolic, Groundhog Day. This is the day that the ancients celebrated as the point in the year when the light could really be perceived as returning to the land… Continue reading Back to where it all started-2nd February 2023

Hang on to the good things-31st December 2022

New Year’s Eve…I am sitting at my desk and I am thinking back over the year that was, for me, a holding place, a place left at the starting blocks, a year when I never really got going properly. I KNOW I am not alone in this feeling. Several things happened today that really lifted… Continue reading Hang on to the good things-31st December 2022

Brack Bread on a Log Burner-14th December 2022

I’ve got one. My Mum had one. My Gran had one. Pretty much everyone of a certain age has had one of these enamelled roasting tins. As meat eating habits have changed over the last 20 years or so, these roasters have become less ubiquitous but now, as my new passion for learning how to… Continue reading Brack Bread on a Log Burner-14th December 2022

Where does the time go?-12th December 2022

Morning! Hot water for tea and porridge in the pan. I know, I disappeared there for a bit, but November seemed to have been wiped off the calendar for me by one of the “mega-colds” that are circulating about everywhere now. I tested and tested for Covid for about 10 days and…nada. Just a horrible… Continue reading Where does the time go?-12th December 2022

Adapt and repair what you already have-10th October 2022

This is a photo of one of my old compost bins. I bought these in about 2003 (?) at a local “buy everything home and garden” store. They have lived in just so many places around the garden over the years and are still hanging together in spite of it all. But, in my experience,… Continue reading Adapt and repair what you already have-10th October 2022

What is it? – 23rd September 2022

I do love taking photographs. I love how they suggest a story to me, bit by bit, that unfolds into one of these posts. I was in the garden around about 2:15 this afternoon. I spotted these things and had to photograph them. Seen as they are in this photo, they might be some sort… Continue reading What is it? – 23rd September 2022

Courgette Soup- 16th September 2022

I don’t know how they do it! There are always a few that get away from me, hiding in the leaves unseen until they are this size when eventually found. Never mind. Soup to the rescue. And these two are just about the perfect amount for the recipe. Now, many people I know absolutely love… Continue reading Courgette Soup- 16th September 2022