Windsor is getting busy

Hello friends. We’ve been waiting for the crowds to hit Windsor this week and today we’ve noticed it’s started getting pretty busy with traffic and pedestrians. The influx of visitors to pay their respects to our Queen. There are people holding flowers here and there, on their way to The Long Walk, others looking lostContinue reading “Windsor is getting busy”

Banks etc

Hello. My life seems to revolve around many different banks at the moment, helping my parents with the Power of Attorney. The process is both frustrating and time consuming and the continuing inefficiencies of Barclays left me in tears last night. After pub and sleep it was off to Santander in Maidenhead this morning. SantanderContinue reading “Banks etc”

Tuesday’s Waffle

Hi. I nearly called this “Wednesday’s Waffle” but it appears to be only Tuesday.. so there we go, silly me! I was sitting in my Mum’s care home lounge the other day where the main topic of conversation amongst the residents was what day of the week it was. Someone asked “What day is itContinue reading “Tuesday’s Waffle”

Happy Sunday

Hello. Hope you’re all well. It’s not been a bad day for us today. This morning we collected my Dad from the care home and took him back home after his 2 weeks’ respite care. Not sure how he is going to get on home alone but time will tell. This was my Friday nightContinue reading “Happy Sunday”

The colour of hydrangeas

So the crisis must have passed a little with my family situation, as I’m now noticing the colour of hydrangeas. This is one of our blue hydrangeas 🤔?!? David says it will turn blue after it is pink. We shall see… apparently it depends on the alkalinity of the soil. I never knew that before.Continue reading “The colour of hydrangeas”

The lavender is out

Hi. How do you like our lavender? We have 2 big pots of this at the front of the house. We used to plant these pots up with something like begonias every year. The lavenders are less work and more cost effective as they stay in the pots year round. I believe the bees likeContinue reading “The lavender is out”

Afternoon walk from Bray

This afternoon David and I had a walk from Bray. We parked near Bray lake which is one of the few places locally that you can park free of charge. It was relatively quiet today. The weather has been weird today. After the hot, hot, hot of yesterday where we stayed outside with friends inContinue reading “Afternoon walk from Bray”

A change from Bordeaux..

I still have a few more Bordeaux pics, which I’ll show you another time. For now, here are some pretty flowers of Windsor. On Sunday we bought our hanging baskets x 7. I love these. We sometimes plant them up ourselves but this year we bought them ready made to save time and effort. WeContinue reading “A change from Bordeaux..”

Are you ready for the Jubilee?

Hi everyone. H M The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is coming up in 11 days’ time marking 70 years on the throne. This above is the window decoration of Daniel’s Department store in Windsor. We have an extra bank holiday here in the UK, on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, instead of our usual endContinue reading “Are you ready for the Jubilee?”