It’s well and truly the run-up to Christmas with only eight days to go. EIGHT DAYS!? My little biz is busy and I’m still filling orders for those last minute gifts. AP is also quite busy with work. The other day he told me that the dogs were very “unprofessional” in their approach to going … More December – Mid Month
I just looked outside and saw a burst of snow flurries! Our first of the season. Daisy got a haircut. She would never allow me to cut her hair, which was overgrown and very thick. Each time I approached with clippers or even some scissors, she would draw her lip back and growl at me… … More Early December
It worth enduring this video just to watch this little girl sing out loud so her mother could hear her in the back… ‘Tis the season everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends and family. Back home in Michigan my sister is setting her table and baking fruit pies and my nephew is making the turkey, even as I write this. Over here in the UK, our celebration is a bit subdued. However you’re spending Thanksgiving day, I hope it’s … More Thanksgiving 2017
Hello! I decided to dust off the old blog and pop my head above the parapet. Even Daisy and Skye are feeling the malaise that the onset of winter can bring. Everything’s OK here! I’ve just let my routine of blogging slip and slide and it’s very hard to pick it up again after — … More November – Third Week
I started this post last week and now the calendar has rolled into October and I am here, with my dogs and cat, on an early Sunday evening, watching the rain come down. So much has gone on here over the past few weeks. Did I mention that we had all of our upstairs … More And now October
The Value of Minimalism by Dan Pedersen The less you own, the less you have to take care of. The less you own, the less you have to replace. The less you own, the less money you need to earn. The less you own, the more time you have for other things (and people). The … More Thoughts on Living Simply
We took time off last week for a quick few days in the coastal city of Brighton. Brighton has often been described as London by the sea because it’s filled with cultural and off beat things to do and places to see. Because this is England and because the weather Gods have not been … More Brighton, U.K.
Sometimes I plop the dogs in the car and drive to a different walking place because we get very bored with the same old neighbourhood walk. Well. I get very bored and I imagine that the dogs get bored as well. So off we went — We found ourselves at Waverley Abbey. These are … More Late August 2017
We’ve been going for summer walks in the nearby field. August rolled in and brought with it cooler days and rain. We walk in the late afternoon in between rain showers and I note that the blackberries are starting to ripen and have seen a few people out with containers, picking the ripened berries while … More August Beginning