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”

Do bees worry?

Hello everyone. So what do you think? Do bees worry? I photographed this lovely one today in my garden on the sedum which is just starting to bloom and change colour. It ends up a deep red colour in the autumn. Bees are of course very busy and work very hard. Do you think theyContinue reading “Do bees worry?”

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”