Last January I lamented the hot dry summer we’d had. Little did I know that this summer would be worse. And then it rained. Proper rain. … More After the rain – I
Like all pussy cats, Pearli hates the cold and the wet. She indulges in all sorts of things to stay warm. But it’s less the cold that thwarts her than the wet. … More Pearli’s Pickles VI
So, with a surfeit of courgette and having a little less work pressure, the creative juices were flowing, helped quite a bit with five consecutive days’ relative freedom from my day job, I was at libery to cogitate life and potter in the kitchen. Regular readers will know that I will experiment without a proper … More Turning a grey day into a bubbly day
Things have been really hectic over the last few months. It’s almost unbelievable that it’s June and it’s pouring cats and dogs outside. I’ve a feeling that when the clouds lift, there will be sparkling snow on the mountains around our village. Suffice it to say that right now it’s cold, wet and miserable. Since … More On my case
Late last summer, a pair of African swallows, built a nest under the eaves of our front veranda. At the time, we thought it a bit late in the season for a brood, but a brood they had. Many a late afternoon, we watched as they went about the very frustrating job of getting their babies … More When spring flew in!