The shifting sands of normality

Ziggy is perennially chilled, most days he can be found relaxing wherever he lays his hat in this house, for us humans it can be less easy at times. I’ve just been looking at the news and as with each day of late, the headlines are focused on lock down restrictions being eased or tightened,…

A few of my favourite things

It’s been all about making the most of the little things this year. My pace of life has slowed down considerably but I’m choosing to look at the benefits. My holidays were cancelled, so I really appreciate days out. I haven’t been out for a meal for months, I have had some gorgeous food at…

Armchair travel and local visits

Maybe its because we’ve been at home for months and added to this our Ibiza holiday has been cancelled, whatever the reason we haven’t been able to get enough of travel programmes over the last few months. We’ve worked our way steadily through two series of Race Across the World (we liked series 2 best…

When Rain Stopped Play

After weeks of living in the garden, the skies darkened and along with torrential rain we have had a couple of evenings of thunderstorms. This morning it has rained continuously, stopping just before lunch. The garden is looking very grateful and abundant, the leaves have perked up and I feel sure the fruit has grown…

Lockdown Creativity…or lack of it

There’s a big hole full of good intentions and mine are all in it! I’ve been lazing around like the lazy feline in the sun that I’ve become. No sorry, that’s not being fair to cats, they look so elegant while they do nothing and I can’t lay claim to elegance at the moment. Infact…