Sunday, 14 August 2022

Saturday, 13 August 2022


 Dang this hot weather, I do not like it. 

But it has to be endured. 

Today I'm sprucing up the homestead, I have already done the bottom half of the house and when I finish my apple mint tea, (get me), I will make up one of our spare beds and whistle through the top half of the house. We have a couple of friends coming to stay with us next week. 

I thought I would post a couple of pictures that I took in the Scillie Isles, I'm not really one for taking lots of pics, I try to enjoy the moment. My new header picture was taken from our table on a terrace in a small cove on St Mary's.

Lunch time view from St.Agnes.

Robot pussycat waiter's helper at The Quay restaurant

The islands are lush, mainly car less and have the most amazing beaches and coves. I love jaunting between the islands on the low set boats. This time we were rewarded with sightings of Puffins, Seals, Dolphins and other large seabirds. Oh and I tried kayaking, not too bad actually, thanks.

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

The Pingwings


I'm not sure why I thought about the Pingwings today. Just in a reminiscing mood. None of my friends remember the Pingwings, so it's good to find evidence on good ole You Tube. Such gentle, simple times.

Sunday, 10 July 2022

Music To Make Pasta To


I was in the kitchen making a tuna pasta bake and started to think about Sophia Loren singing Americano. So I asked Alexa to play it for me. Then I had a bit of a brainwave and asked Alexa to play Italian 1950s music. Totally joyous.

Friday, 8 July 2022



Crops have started to come through in the garden. We had our first early potatoes last night. This year as you can see, I'm growing chamomile for tisanes. My son is a big fan so I thought I would try and grow some from seed. I'm laying the heads in a black seed tray to dry out. Another first this year for me is Okra, again grown from seed. That's still in it's infant stage but coming on.

I'm off now to harvest some lavender and flowers for drying, we've just had two hot days so I think it's a good time to do it.

Enjoy the sunshine my chums but don't get too hot.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Emma Thompson

I'm so looking forward to seeing her in her new film, which apparently only took 19 days to make.

Monday, 27 June 2022

Unwashed Victorians & Up Late With Paul McCartney

 Yep, that was my weekend and most splendid it was too. The Mr was away down south involved in boyish pursuits. I and two lovely friends went to an open gardens day in one of our very pretty local villages, Beeley in Bloom,  a village mostly owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

16 gardens were open, mostly cottage style and all were lovely. The best of course was the garden at The Old Vicarage. Have you noticed that where ever you visit, The Old Vicarage is always the biggest and most aesthetically pleasing building? The views from this garden were wonderful.

It was a fund raising day with everyone doing their bit to help. It felt really nice. Lots of folk chatting to visitors in their gardens, tea and cake at the village hall and a few raffle stalls. I always expect to win when I buy raffle tickets and in this case I did. 3 times.

The icing on the cake though, so to speak, was the presence of The Ragged Victorians . They are a living history group, who walked and worked amongst us as we were admiring the gardens.


All in all a tremendous day out. And a very late night followed watching Sir Paul at Glastonbury doing a nigh on three hour set. I can't imagine anything worse than being at Glastonbury, but watching at home was first class. Toilet, food and drink to hand, great coverage of the music and saved £300 on a ticket. Super scrimpy and super comfy.

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

My Mad Crochet Kimonos

 Okay so I have finished my second mad looking but incredibly cosy crochet kimono. Not really needed just now, scorching weather etc. But finished for my son. I have started another for a friend who loved mine so much he wanted one too.

I found him the quirky hat at a recent boot fair. As he donned the kimono he said he felt like an African politician, I thought a Greek Orhodox Priest, what with his long hair and all.

My next project will be a Tilda sewing one. 3 crochet kimonos are enough methinks.

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Sunday Morning Treasure Hunt

 Our local Boot Fair this morning. Always entertaining even when you don't find any treasures.

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Where Do You Stand On Dried Flowers?

 I'm still really enjoying the roses I picked from our garden for the Jubilee afternoon tea. They sit there so beautifully and every now and then I get a lovely scent in the air. I really must pick flowers more often.

I saw these dried flowers recently whilst in Brighton at a store called Phohm, now trending at weddings and events. I'm not sure about them, what do you think?

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Platinum Trifle & Paddington Bear


We had a super afternoon and evening yesterday. Friends arrived at 4.15 for afternoon tea, then we watched the Party at the Palace, with another lot of  lovely nosh and drinks. The Queen with Paddington Bear brought a tear to my eye. We finally got to bed around midnight after a wonderful day. Makes me proud to be British.

Absolute Shower

  Lovely Ole Terry Thomas This is how I'd like to feel everyday.