Category: Outdoors

Hellebore season

Our garden is most definitely a spring garden, and there are most definitely signs that spring is on the way!  Some of my favourite spring flowers are the Hellebores which start appearing from late...

A hyacinth bulb in a glass jar next to an Advent candle in a reindeer-shaped chrome holder. Both are sitting on a wooden mantelpiece

Midwinter

One of my favourite Christmas carols has always been “In the bleak midwinter”, probably because the first verse is all about a snowy landscape, but I don’t think that growing up, I ever really...

A pile of purple books with the words Project Super Socks printed on them is stacked on a wooden coffee table

Progress!

Woohoo!  These are the proof copies of my new Project Super Socks notebook which went out for road-testing and now, with all the feedback in, the PDF has gone to the printers so that the...

A flooded footpath with a lady and three dogs walking through the water

Sploosh!

Well, if we thought we’d seen the end of the rain after a few sunny days, we were wrong!   I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but the footpaths are now “sploshpaths”...

A large red cup on a blue saucer, full of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows. The hot chocolate has overflowed onto the saucer. Behind the drink is a scone on a plate with jam and butter, and behind that another red cup on a saucer next to a red tea pot. The table is an old wooden one.

Skipton days

If you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time, you’ll know that one of my best friends is Lucy of Attic24, and I try to get over to Skipton to see her...

A view from cliff tops onto a beach. There are big waves and the sky is grey, but the sun is shining in from the left

Well-travelled

Surprise!  It’s Monday and I’m here with a blog post rather than at the weekend … and that’s because we made an epic journey from the north west of England allllll the way down...