My favourite daffodil, 36th February!

Hello folks. Let me start by explaining 36th February… well, actually, I have no explanation. David woke up on Friday morning and his bedside clock was like this…(excuse the blurry photo).. Friday 36th February?! How weird is that? My clock meanwhile was 10 days’ behind showing 26th February. Oh well, panic over, the clock hasContinue reading “My favourite daffodil, 36th February!”

Crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils

I am so in love with my crocuses. Aren’t they wonderful? The snowdrops are just perfect too, don’t you think? My daffodils are still not out yet, but there are a few around locally looking gloriously cheerful. This bunch will be good when they come out, looking promising.. I liked these daisies too. I findContinue reading “Crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils”

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”

Hello new poinsettia

Well it must be nearly Christmas as we bought a poinsettia today. Windsor Garden Centre is sadly closing down, to make way for an Aldi supermarket. Squires Garden Centre has already gone. We are going to be left with no garden centres in Windsor at all. That is a sad state of affairs. But onContinue reading “Hello new poinsettia”

A grey weekend in Windsor

There have been no pretty skies or clouds this weekend. I don’t think we have even glimpsed the sun. As David and I sat across the table from each other at lunchtime I remarked that I could hardly see him across the table through the gloomy light. An exaggeration, of course, but the light hasContinue reading “A grey weekend in Windsor”

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”

Clewer Park, unidentified lunch and a little Covid update

Hello everyone. I do hope you’re well. Let’s start with the Covid update. The day after I heard that one of my friends had died from Coronavirus, I learned that another friend is currently in hospital on oxygen with it. I have decided that I really hate this virus, this is getting personal now. “****Continue reading “Clewer Park, unidentified lunch and a little Covid update”

Walks around Boveney lock and Wellington College

Hi, I just thought I’d update you on our walks from the weekend. It’s lucky we really like walking, as soon there’s not going to be a lot else you are allowed to do. Cooking, eating, drinking, blogging, reading and watching films. All allowed. Well that’s me sorted then. Tomorrow night we have at lastContinue reading “Walks around Boveney lock and Wellington College”

The inevitable lockdown no.2

Hi everyone. As we are still processing news of our looming second lockdown in England (starting Thursday), life in the Waffle household continues to be busy. My feeling of “oh no, how boooooorrring this is going to be” has temporarily left me as for the last couple of hours I have been trying to doContinue reading “The inevitable lockdown no.2”

Toad in the hole, mushroom and potato pie and glorious Cliveden

October Greetings. The toad in the hole turned out really nicely. Usually I wrap the sausages in streaky bacon but we didn’t have any this time. It really didn’t matter. It was gorgeous. For tonight I’m making Nigel Slater’s mushroom and potato pie which is a combination of garlic mushrooms, mashed potato and melted gruyèreContinue reading “Toad in the hole, mushroom and potato pie and glorious Cliveden”