Unexpected flowers + fruit and veg update

Hello. What a surprise! A big bouquet of flowers arrived for me today. It’s not my birthday, it’s not Valentine’s Day… who could they be from?! Clue: they’re not from my husband.. They’re from Skipton Building Society 🤣🤣. And who says romance is dead?! I’ve had a lot of hassle with my Mum’s money. SkiptonContinue reading “Unexpected flowers + fruit and veg update”

Today’s walk at Dorney Wetlands by the Jubilee River

Hi. David and I usually just call this walk “the birds” as there are some bird hides along the walk and usually lots of birds to see. Today we saw a few Canada geese, one cormorant, one grebe, we heard some chirping from an unknown species in the rushes, but didn’t spot as many birdsContinue reading “Today’s walk at Dorney Wetlands by the Jubilee River”

Biophilia

I learnt a new word this week – biophilia. biophilia noun(according to a theory of the biologist E O Wilson) an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world. So I am pleased to report that I have acute biophilia… connection with nature… which is much more pleasant than it sounds.Continue reading “Biophilia”

Microwavable treacle sponge and belated Wellington College

Last night we stayed in, of course. Staying in is the new going out, unless you live in Scotland or maybe Wales from tomorrow. We enjoyed a chicken dijon meal from Cook, purchased via our new local Budgen’s store who now stock a limited Cook range. I served this with new potatoes. Realising we hadContinue reading “Microwavable treacle sponge and belated Wellington College”