The tulips are out

Hi, these aren’t in my garden, but I spotted them on our walk today. Nice, aren’t they? These are stunning too. One of the highlights of yesterday’s walk with my friend Erica was this solitary daffodil in Clewer Park. Sometimes less is more. This one daffodil caught our eye, standing proud and full of cheekyContinue reading “The tulips are out”

A picture perfect day in Windsor today

Hello everyone. The sun shone and the sky was blue in Windsor today. I had a relaxing-ish day. I managed an 8 minute walk, yippee! But my ankle is aching a bit now. I think it was the over enthusiastic physio at home this afternoon rather than the walk though. I’m trying not to letContinue reading “A picture perfect day in Windsor today”

The rhubarb is coming!

I’ve just had a saunter around the estate, well more of a hobble, but I am walking a little better this afternoon. At last! I still don’t think I’ll be up to going out for a walk for a while. It’s so boring being injured. Enough of my grumpiness! The garden is looking a littleContinue reading “The rhubarb is coming!”

Merry Christmas!

On this Christmas Eve 2020, my first blogging Christmas, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you and a very merry Christmas to all my blog friends and visitors from around the world. I love you all (and I haven’t even started drinking yet!) and I really appreciate the support you’ve given me thisContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”

Patterns of life

Hi everyone. I took some interesting photos of patterns and shapes today, as a change from the trees and clouds of Windsor. You would have also had snaps of the hungry sparrows on my bird feeder except they were too fast for me and all I got was a blur. I hope you are allContinue reading “Patterns of life”

Mistletoe Thursday

Hello everyone. It’s been a good day. Do you like my mistletoe? I found loads of it on a tree at eye level. Usually it is in bundles right up at the top. I’m in a good and Christmassy mood. All shopping done online has turned up, no hassle. I just have a bit ofContinue reading “Mistletoe Thursday”

Ho Ho Ho-me made Grand Marnier

Hi Wafflers. This weekend has been all about the second stage of the Grand Marnier making. You may remember a month ago I started this project and the jar has been sitting in the bottom of my wardrobe, with me shaking it around a bit from time to time. This is how it looked likeContinue reading “Ho Ho Ho-me made Grand Marnier”

Trees without leaves

Hello. It occurs to me today that, in my humble opinion, trees without leaves are every bit as beautiful as those with autumn colour. What do you think? (And did you spot the bird at the top of this one? Lots of birds sitting in trees today). These were all taken this afternoon on myContinue reading “Trees without leaves”

Fish Risotto

Hi Wafflers. How are you? I’m feeling quite tired but happy. Last night I cooked this fish risotto. It was really delicious. I would happily gobble up another plateful of it right now, but there’s none left. For tonight we are having an M & S ready made lasagne with petits pois, which is justContinue reading “Fish Risotto”

Lamb chops champvallon

I cannot tell you how delicious this smells. It has infused the whole house as it has been cooking in the slow cooker all day. It’s from the DK Slow Cook Book, my favourite slow cooker cookbook. I’ve not made this recipe before, and I haven’t had lamb chops for a very long time. BasicallyContinue reading “Lamb chops champvallon”