(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ±4: Happy, Frosty New Year.

Out with the old.  Make space for the New… “Stop looking at the past and all the things you can’t change.  They’re done and over with. Now is the time for you to look to the future, grasp it by the … Continue reading

Czech Mate: Prague.

Vltava River's many magnificent bridges.

Four days, Three nights, Two totally exhausted girls, One memorable time (for all the right reasons!) Not a trace of the action-packed, budget conscious, backpacking trips that Daughter number 2 is used to – this one was designed for Ease, Rest and … Continue reading

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday ± 3. Magical Prague.

Europe’s Fairy tale city. Icy, mystical, bold and beautiful. Never destroyed by war, Prague’s history is etched throughout – from the deeply cobbled streets to the intricate spires standing supremely above vast, solid roofs. Lit in a waxy festive glow … Continue reading

Dainty Dancers!

How Does Your Garden Grow *3. I love Aquilegia, or Columbine flowers. Their common name is ‘Granny’s Bonnet’. But my granny wouldn’t have been seen dead (and certainly not alive!) in a bonnet like this. They always make me think … Continue reading

A Riot… of Tulips!

‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ 2: Visiting the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley every Easter and Summer holiday has become a mother and daughter tradition for me… A shot in the arm for us both.  A perfect excuse to snatch … Continue reading

Rampant Ladybirds in the Rhubarb!

How Does Your Garden Grow? 1. Easter Holiday this week – so I’ve been planting French bean, pea and marigold seeds, potting on the courgettes, cosmos, chard, sweet peas & pansies, and generally having quality time in my favourite place. … Continue reading