Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Personal new year

124.9kg. Eeek. Reassessing health, this time seriously!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Birthday celebrations

Jeaves helped me unwrap my pressies this morning!

He didn't understand the fun of 'helping' Steve on his birthday in September - however you can see he is a fast learner!!

A lovely day was had - thank you all for my many good wishes.

PS Steve obvs knows me too well ;)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Harvesting... still!

Final harvest for 2015 gathered in. A fine selection of chillies. Now chopped and frozen. Amazing, mid November!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Uncle Wiktor

A sad goodbye to my uncle, Wiktor, today. A man I didn't know well at all - families can be so strange.

Four years younger than my father, his brother, he died only three weeks after the diagnosis of stomach cancer. Now buried at Highgate Cemetery in London.

Poor Dado. Poor Irena, Wiktor's wife. So sad.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Summer still lingers

What a beautiful day here in east Devon.

Gently washed out summer blue skies with a tiny crumbling of cotton wool clouds.

The village with the church at the heart just visible down the hill.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Autumn has arrived!

This morning's beautiful dawn:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Happy bunting

Joyful strings of brightly coloured bunting fluttering in a gentle breeze. Celebrating the sporting spectacle of the rugby world cup, making passers-by smile and nod to each other as a small gesture of togetherness at the tail end of summer.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fruitful and happy (birth)day

Most of the tomatoes have been gathered in today, hopefully to make another batch of passata. Also the remaining blueberries (half of today's pickings aren't shown as they were given to our lovely neighbour as a small thank you for taking Jeaves for a long walk this afternoon!) and a few raspberries and blackberries.

Most of the final chillies were harvested as well as some elderberries for some wine. Need to hunt out more tomorrow to be able to do this.

The weather was glorious today - the final days of summer before the autumnal equinox in two day's time - and George made the most of the sun!

And a huge Happy Birthday to himself - we had a chilled afternoon in our local with friends from way back who dropped in unexpectedly. So lovely to catch up and chat :)


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Natural beauty

You can't improve on nature can you?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Another beautiful day on Planet Earth

What a beautiful September day we had in central Exeter today!

And then in the mid afternoon we had a Spitfire fly overhead, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. A little high to get a good photo but the sound of the beautiful Merlin engine was unmistakable.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Back at Labrador Bay

I returned for a quick pitstop between office visits recently. I think the ubiquitous ice cream shot is a good way to admire the sea view!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy 2nd Birthday Jeaves!

Two years old!

Thank you for the fun, love and joy you have brought into our lives. We are truly blessed :)

And you are an utter cheeky monkey and we love you very much!

The lovely Mr Foxie, a pressie from our lovely neighbours, Henry and Marley, and their humans Helen and Andrew, made it for 10 minutes before ending up in the hospital queue!

Monday, March 02, 2015

My animals and other family...

Just a wee update: Jeaves is officially part of the family and has settled in very well indeed. So much so that George is bullying him mercilessly - chasing him around the garden (well, Jeaves does it in return, so fair game) and pinning him to the corner of the sitting room.  However, in George's defence, Jeaves does like to shove his nose in places most of us would not dream of...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Maybe, perhaps, fingers crossed

We are hoping Jeaves will be joining our little family. If George agrees. Fingers crossed.