happy monday

  • December 17, 2012 9:57 am

We spent the weekend mostly huddled up together and cherishing one another, grateful. We stepped outside briefly to one of our favourite hangouts, Ashridge Estate and the scrumdidlyumptious Brownlow Cafe. Ant and I took it in turns with the camera. We walked along an ancient path through the woods, where chestnut and beech trees arched…

the prodigal sun

  • July 26, 2012 10:45 pm

The change in the air is palpable. The sun has emerged after months of rain. The grass is tall. The streams and ponds are full to the brim. The horse flies are biting at my allotment. Ouch. But life is good and sweet. We spent a lovely few hours this past weekend walking in the…

Solstice Part 2

  • July 9, 2012 3:10 pm

The best thing about spending a week up in Coigach, in the far north west of the British mainland, was just the absolute sense of calm and tranquility. Having a breather from the daily grind, computers, laundry, DIY, and just all those jobs that you do all the time in normal life. It was just…

Solstice Part 1

  • July 3, 2012 8:00 pm

We drove a long way over the week of summer solstice. Over a thousand miles. We left home a day later than intended after our very elderly (yet economic and fuel efficient after we had a new engine put in – don’t ask!) motor vehicle failed it’s MOT and needed some rather expensive repairs before…

back

  • July 2, 2012 11:03 pm

It seems incredible to me that I haven’t posted for more than a fortnight. I had a brief holiday from the internets, as promised, though after a few days I couldn’t resist sharing a few instagrams of where we spent solstice week, just over the water from the Summer Isles at the settlement of Polbain…

a family weekend

  • May 20, 2012 12:18 am

In a slight deviation from our plans to plant more stuff at the allotment, we rebelled today and instead we walked a good five miles with our little Violet, maybe more, from Ivinghoe Beacon, through woodland thick with bluebells, to Brownlow Cafe at Ashridge Estate for a magnificent lunch, and all the way back again.…