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 […]
This blog post was very nearly titled, ARGH I HATE WINTER!! But I decided to take a much more Zen approach to the weather. Instead of just giving up and going back to bed when it starts to snow for the millionth time, I am going to ignore it. Winter? What winter?? Ha! Take […]
It seemed as though spring had finally arrived this week, albeit alongside some decidedly un-spring-like weather. One moment you were taking off your coat and scarf whilst walking revelling in the feeling of the sun warming your back, and the next you were dashing into the house, chucking extra coal on the fire […]
So this week I had grand plans to get properly stuck into gardening – Ground Force style. I wanted to make some beautiful newspaper pots to grow sweet little seedlings in, and create a little growing station in my sitting room. I also wanted to plan out, and start to dig in my flower […]
Hello! Welcome to my new blog about rural life, house renovating, and the beautiful Northumbrian countryside.