Thursday, 19 July 2018

Proud Moment

My son's school have offered him the opportunity to study all three sciences to GCSE. The little boffin LOL. Will pile on the pressure but shows they have faith in his abilities. Am a very proud father.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

The Green Green Grass Of Home

Not so much at the moment and I can definitely say goodbye to any thoughts of having stripes LOL.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

To Be Continued

Our terribly British heatwave continues with temperatures remaining in the upper 20's. Most UK houses are designed to retain the heat; certainly they don't benefit from air conditioning and mine in particular cooks up nicely while shut up during the day. Whose idea was that conservatory build anyway LOL?

Not quite sure what I can do to keep it cool that won't cost the Earth. Answers on a postcard to the usual competition address, as they used to say LOL.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

70 Today

The best medical provider in the world, the UK's National Health Service has celebrated 70 years. Publicly funded, care is provided free of charge at the point of delivery regardless of who you are, rich or poor. The people who work in our NHS across the nation are true saints who often receive little recognition.

Read more about the NHS here.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018


Time to share some choice images taken this evening in my garden. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018


Well there goes my prediction, based on a Kirsty MacColl song LOL...

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Opening Time

One of my Agapanthus plants, nearly ready to flower.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018


We said goodbye to dad today. The sun looked down on us, smiled and made sure we all baked in our finest funeral attire. A lot of money has been generously donated in favour of Alzheimer's Society, in tribute to him. Badly needed money can be put to good use by this charity to care for those affected and also to research better treatments. Thank you.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Perth Silver

Look what I've got my sticky mitts on LOL!

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Australia's* queen, the Perth Mint has produced this beautiful limited edition legal tender AU$1 coin. Restricted to a maximum mintage of only 5000 worldwide and made of 1 Troy oz, with a purity of 99.99%, it truely is amazing. Even the presentation box with wooden lid is a thing of beauty.

Feast your eyes...

* OK so Her Majesty is also queen of the UK and a whole host of other countries as well LOL.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Monday, 4 June 2018


Triple shot cappuccino, mmm!

Sunday, 3 June 2018


...And you may miss it. At least that's how it feels regarding my white peony. One moment it was just about to flower and next it seems some unwelcome rain had done its worst to the delicate display. Ah well, maybe next time...

Elsewhere the fabulous daisies and comfrey seem to be enjoying the season, as shown below.