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Becoming a Butterfly Breeder

Over the past couple of months, I have been learning how to become a butterfly keeper. I started off with no expectations from a pet insect, but to my surprise my relationship with… Continue reading

Let Them Eat Cake

This evening I had a great time painting a cake stand at my local pottery painting studio – I can’t wait to see what it looks like once it’s glazed and fired in… Continue reading

I Got Stripes

Here is nextdoor’s cat modelling this season’s must-have look – stripes.

Tea and Cake at Betty’s, York

I have always wanted to go to Betty’s tea rooms in York. Modelled on the luxurious 1930’s interiors of the Queen Mary, the very name of “Betty’s” conjures images of elegance from a… Continue reading

The last bloom of summer?

Our patio rose bush has surprised us all and produced a few rose buds this week… could it be the last fling of Summer before Autumn sets in? I hope so; let’s enjoy… Continue reading

Mên-an-Tol Standing Stones, Cornwall.

On the wildest, most westerly moors in Cornwall there is a group of standing stones quite unlike any others in Britain. The central stone of Mên-an-Tol (Cornish for “the hole stone”) is a… Continue reading

Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

At 5.30pm today, 9th September, the Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. This record had previously been held by Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, 7 months, and 2… Continue reading

I passed my driving test!

I will always remember spending the summer of 2015 on the road. Well, the roads within a 5 mile radius of the driving test center, meticulously preparing for a practical test. At the… Continue reading

A bracing walk along the clifftops at Carn Gloose

Early September is my favorite time of the year – still sunny, but with a crisp chill in the air that promises all the beauty of Autumn just around the corner. A great… Continue reading