I hope you like pink?!

Hi everyone. Yesterday we visited The Savill Garden which is about 20 minutes drive from us in Windsor. It is part of The Crown Estate. Usually it costs £13.50 per person including parking, but we used the 241 Gardeners’ World ticket I got recently with Gardeners’ World magazine so £13.50 total for us both. TheContinue reading “I hope you like pink?!”

April Showers

Today is a day of April showers in Windsor. I’m cosy in the house and the rain is pattering on the windows. I like it. The rain is also watering in the planting in the garden I did earlier. I have planted some of each of these below. The carrot and sunflower seeds were aContinue reading “April Showers”

Leftover Easter eggs?!?

There was a link on the BBC news website to a recipe for rocky road made with your leftover Easter eggs. Leftover Easter eggs?! What a ridiculous suggestion. We may not have finished these beauties yet together with some other chocolate treats ongoing in our house, but I’m confident that we will. It will beContinue reading “Leftover Easter eggs?!?”

So whose round is it anyway?

Hi there. I am getting very excited about coming out of lockdown. More specifically I am getting super excited about going to a pub garden for my birthday in April. I have taken the week off work, week beginning 12 April, and plan to visit a different pub or restaurant outside each day in WindsorContinue reading “So whose round is it anyway?”

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!”

Snow and ?sprained ankle

Hi everyone. We woke up to snow falling thickly in Windsor this morning. It was so exciting and pretty. My opposite neighbours always make a snowman when it snows and I enjoy watching them from my window. Their effort this year was their best yet I think. For ages they left it like this… IContinue reading “Snow and ?sprained ankle”

And then there were two

Looking a little weather beaten, but nonetheless still very beautiful, there are now two sunflowers out showing their happy faces to the sun, and more are on their way. This one below is not far off now…isn’t nature amazing? You can feel the energy building up, soon to burst forth here. I hope you’ve beenContinue reading “And then there were two”

The first tomatoes

Hi. I am very excited to report that I can see my first two tomatoes growing in my garden (see above). It’s been a tiring day so this cheered me up. I have also harvested some lettuce for my lunch box tomorrow. The bad news from the garden is something is eating my spinach.. MyContinue reading “The first tomatoes”

Rules, rules, rules

Hi, how are you doing? (Spell check just wanted to change this to how are you dozing!? Not a bad question on this scorching hot day today in the UK. Have you melted yet?) This morning I had to go for a routine blood test at the hospital. What a lot of new rules thereContinue reading “Rules, rules, rules”

Life in the slow lane with a Mai Tai cocktail

Greetings everyone. Last night I made Mai Tai cocktails. The recipe I used is here. It doesn’t give exact amounts as just mentions 1 part or 2 parts of each ingredient. I used 40 ml for each part. If I made this again I think I would reduce this a bit as it was VERYContinue reading “Life in the slow lane with a Mai Tai cocktail”