It was only after we’d moved in that I realised that I had seen our house once before. Maybe five years before, when our car was being serviced and I’d had a few hours to kill. It was one of those early spring days where everything is so green, and the world feels like it’s […]
It was Kate’s birthday last weekend, and when we asked her what she wanted to do she said she would like to go and stare at the sea. So that is what we all did. We didn’t tell her where we were taking her, just that she needed to wear lots of clothes. I don’t […]
The light this time of year is at it’s most delicious, and after many weeks of neglecting my camera, I got up early the other week and went out to take some pictures. It was one of the first really frosty mornings, and I went out looking fine in my dressing gown, wellies and a thick woolly scarf.
After nearly three weeks away on holiday, we got back to Blackthorn Cottage this week, and it was so lovely to be home. Our holiday was sort of four holidays in one, for various reasons. First we stayed in a cabin in the Finnish Lakeland (which is what this post is mostly about), then we […]
What a difference it makes when Spring finally makes an appearance! It is great to not have to brace myself before setting off on a walk with Frank. To not need to pull the toggles on my hood so it covers 90% of my face, and walk as short a distance as possible before rushing […]
The weather has been absolutely glorious this week. Frank has pretty much been living outside, spending his time ambling around, occasionally napping in the sun. We have reinstated our post dinner walks (only on nice evenings of course.) But most importantly we have managed to do some serious garden work, which has been brilliant! Jonny […]
One thing that we can often forget to do in the pursuit of meaningful weekend activities, is properly get to know the area where we live. Of course you live there, so therefore know it fairly well, but have you ever explored it like a tourist would? Sat down with a map of the […]