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”

The “C” word (not Covid)… and maybe a little bit of moaning from a middle aged woman..

Hi. I am quite cross my friends. I walked up to Timpson’s to get my new watch battery just now. The shop closes at 4.00 pm on Sunday, supposedly, and I arrived at 3.05 pm. The bloke (who was busy hoovering his very small portacabin) was rude and refused to serve me as he preferredContinue reading “The “C” word (not Covid)… and maybe a little bit of moaning from a middle aged woman..”

The Savill Garden (again!) third time this year

Firstly I’d like to say I really ❤️ my aircon. So lovely. Cool. Refreshing. I’m lying on the bed after a beautiful stroll around The Savill Garden today. It was hot at The Savill Garden, but quite shady along many of the paths. I seem to be going back to this place every month atContinue reading “The Savill Garden (again!) third time this year”

Flowers, trees and food (TWW staples)

An interesting choice of window box flowers, these tall lilies, don’t you think? They made me stop and smile on my lunchtime walk this week. Here are some other pretty flowers..firstly our beautiful blue hydrangeas out the front. They are growing FAST! Some pretty specimens around our local estate. I’m loving this rich, deep purple.Continue reading “Flowers, trees and food (TWW staples)”

Walk around Braywick etc

Hi everyone. It’s been a funny week. I’ve worked really hard and feel like I haven’t slept much and it’s catching up with me. And relax! 😊it’s the weekend. Today we went to Stubbings garden centre (near Maidenhead) for lunch. This was the first time we’ve been there since lockdown. It’s a nice café withContinue reading “Walk around Braywick etc”

It’s reely good!

Hi. Do you like our new hose reel? It’s reely good 🤣. We bought this with some Amazon vouchers we’ve had for ages. It has replaced our old hose reel. Here is the before picture: Luckily David is good at DIY, as I am not, and he put the new one on the wall today.Continue reading “It’s reely good!”

Another walk in the rain..

Hi. How are you all? For no particular reason I’ve come over a bit tired this afternoon, so I’ll keep this brief. I still have ironing to do and roast chicken to cook. We are not just fair weather walkers, we walk in the rain too, as we did this afternoon at Windsor Home Park.Continue reading “Another walk in the rain..”

A murky Saturday in Windsor

Hello. How are you? It’s a murky day in Windsor with a bit of drizzle in the air all day. The good news is that the weather is actually a lot better than the original forecast of heavy rain all day. Most of the rain fell in the night. We grabbed the opportunity to visitContinue reading “A murky Saturday in Windsor”

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”