Saturday, 14 September 2019


My latest raised border is coming along quite nicely, don't you think?

Sunday, 8 September 2019


It's sometimes necessary to remind myself that just a 15 minute drive from Reading is the start of the beautiful Chiltern Downs. What better place to get away from it all with mans' (or in deed womans') best friend?

(Please note I have "borrowed" three images from my walking companion to add to my own. Just not saying which ones LOL)

Sunday, 1 September 2019

New Month, New Home

New home at least for my passion flower, which has been in a pot since it started life as a cutting. As I think has been previously mentioned, raised beds are the way forward so I have picked a nice sunny corner of the garden, with a great view from the house.

Monday, 26 August 2019


Today was officially the hottest August bank holiday Monday on record in the UK. I can quite believe it too. In fact the whole weekend has been a real beaut. If you enjoy high temperatures. So Saturday we took shelter inside, to stream some films, away from the sun: introduced ll to the fantastic (reboot) Wonder Woman. Great choice and well worth a second viewing.

Kind of feel a little sorry for those who attended Reading Festival, I bet it was hot at the main stage in the open air and probably unbearable at some of the smaller ones under canvas. Could have been worse: some years they've been up to their knees in mud LOL.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Uncle Sams' Finest

Shiny silver proof loveliness from across the pond...

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Fig-ure It Out

It's time again for a pictorial Fig update. I also now have a Kiwi plant, not quite sure how long that might take to mature.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

What Lurks

You never can tell what lurks in the Fridge or indeed why LOL...

Saturday, 10 August 2019


There aren't too many places in the UK where the mobile 3G or 4G coverage is next to non-existent AND the local free to use Wi-Fi networks are pretty useless, but hey I have found such a place! As a result I'd not managed to post images from coastal Norfolk while away, so to make up, here are a few choice pictures...

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Sunny Hunny

Crepes and Mr Whippy ice cream on the sea front at Hunstanton, Norfolk. What more can you ask for?

Sunday, 28 July 2019


In West Sussex dontchaknow. An early Sunday morning stroll, away from it all. Nice.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Top Deck

I wish I could say I found this really hard work but I got the Pros in. The UK probably hit its highest ever temperature while the guys were working on this, while I slaves in my air conditioned lab LOL. Space for an outdoor hot tub do you think?

Thursday, 25 July 2019

There It Is

Our hottest day yet this year. Quite possibly some parts of the UK will experience our hottest on record (above 39 degrees Celcius). Nice.