Mr. B and I are huge fans of Desert Island Discs. For those unfamiliar, it’s a long running British radio series where presenter Kirsty Young asks castaways to choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. The guests are all sorts of well known personalities from all manner … Continue reading Desert Island Discs.
I harvested tomatoes yesterday, and they were so sumptuous it brought to mind a quote from the poet John Keats; A thing of beauty is a joy forever. They were a joy whilst I looked at them, and breathed in their special home grown tomato smell, but they did not last forever – only until … Continue reading A Thing of Beauty . . .
It seems that what we had most of in the garden for the last few weeks was beans. We had crisp green ‘Bonapartes’, tender yellow ‘Sex without Strings’, magnificent climbing ‘Purple King’, and ‘Crimson Flowered Broad beans’. Beans are the gift that keeps giving. We’ve feasted for weeks now, and they just kept coming. I’ve … Continue reading Time to Say Goodbye . . . .
Well the first week of 2014 was lovely. If you’ve been following my #365gratefuls project you’ll know that I’ve had lots of things to make me happy. On the 1st day of the year I cycled back from the New Year’s Eve fireworks with Mr.B and the girls, through the dark streets, feeling euphoric. On … Continue reading #365 Gratefuls – The First week of 2014
Happy New Year! May 2014 bring us all health, happiness and a good perspective on life. Our usual way of celebrating New Year’s Eve is to bunker down by ourselves at home and watch woeful movies on TV. On a few occasions over the years we have been doing a bit of DIY and painted … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I love Boxing Day. I love the wonderful feeling when you wake up, and realise that the Christmas chaos is a whole year away, that you can have a serious lie-in , wear your pyjamas all day, watch the Boxing Day Test on TV, and my absolute favourite . . . . eat left-overs. I have … Continue reading Boxing Day