I, like a lot of people in the world, am getting very tired of the pandemic and the mixed messages coming from those in supposed authority. It has been mandated to wear face masks in enclosed spaces for a little while now, yet for months we were being told that masks were of little value. … Read More My Take on Corona
Three days after the equine vet had been to see Obi (and of course it was a weekend evening) Cara decided to start coughing and vomiting. After 10 minutes she still hadn’t managed to bring anything up other than a bit of foam and it was tinged with pink so I called the emergency vet… Read More Pet Trials and Tributions, Part 2
It has been an expensive couple of weeks. Firstly, Obi went really lame about 3 weeks ago to the point that he had managed to chip off the front of his hoof and was hobbling. First point of call was, as usual, the farrier. He came out and trimmed off Obi’s feet and I decided… Read More Pet Trials and Tribulations, Part 1
Thanks to the inclement weather, I’ve taken a couple of days off from working the garden other than making sure the potted plants weren’t being blown to smithereens or battered to death by the rain. The tea rose was a little humpy about it all and so I sheltered her under the glass topped table… Read More Gardening – 21 June
This morning I found myself twitching a little bit after my morning coffee and as we have rain forecast for the afternoon, I headed out again just after 08:00. Although I didn’t have a plan (and never seem to have a firm one) I knew that the rest of the patio needed to be weeded… Read More Gardening – 17 June – Slowly Slowly
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck “Share this post for the chance to win (insert your prize of choice)” A page on Facebook purporting to be a well known airline offering 500 people a free flight to their choice of… Read More Click Bait and Other Scams
Sometimes you just have to slow down. And that’s exactly what I’ve done over the last week. I keep telling myself this is a marathon and not a sprint and not everything has to be done immediately. Of course, the fact that I’d done something to my ribs when weeding beside the kitchen door (as… Read More Gardening – 15 June – Riddling!
It’s no good. Despite swollen sore hands, I cannot just sit on my bum for too long when there’s still weeding to be done! The day started out a bit overcast however and it was raining very lightly. Surprisingly I picked up the spade and out I went to tackle the rear bed. I figured… Read More Gardening – 3 June – Digging!
In my previous work incarnation as a secretary, I developed RSI. For anyone who doesn’t know, it can be an extremely painful condition. I had two really bad bouts back in the 90s. The first bout lasted roughly six weeks – both hands were swollen so badly that you could barely see I had knuckles… Read More Gardening – 1 June – The Claw
This morning it was time to dispose of the first two bags of garden waste as the bin still hasn’t arrived. On the way back from the tip, I decided to pop into a different garden centre. Just to see what they had, you understand 😉 I thought I may pick up some more compost… Read More Gardening – 8 June – Expanding the Planting