As brief as an Autumn leaf

We returned from Paris, our relationship stronger & our love a little bit more cemented! We returned after days of strolling the avenues, the parks & streets but we returned to Autumn my favourite season. The leaves are changing & our appetites are now craving warm suppers that warm you from the inside out. My…

Order in the house

Now I’m not a worrier, nor a person that panics! In the words of the iconic Doris Day “Que Sera Sera” but a routine visit to see the GP meant that a lump on my leg was to be investigated and to quote my rather lovely GP “Whipped Out” I was assured that there was…

Are we all as bad as each other?

There are days in my life that I dislike the way the World is! There is a lot of anger, a lot of hate and a lot of nastiness for the sake of it! Recently Stonewall ran a series of adverts on London Buses stating that “Some People Are Gay Get Over It” I for…

An outing outrage

I rarely shout out about gay issues, I am not a great fan of Pride events and tend to shy away from public events where my sexuality is on show. But I felt I had to speak up about the recent Coalition for Marriage advert that ran in last weeks Country Life Magazine. I felt…

Local meat – but not just for local people

I received a text from a friend of mine, who is the son of a local farmer and a trainee butcher. He asked if I wanted some beef off of him. Now I have had pork from the farm before and although not a massive lover of pork I enjoyed the joint of meat no…

Bad News??

I took a call from my Dad at the weekend; he told me he had news! I was not too sure what it would be. Maybe someone in the family was ill, had died or was getting married. But it was about my Mother. I haven’t spoken with my Mother for eleven years and have…

The Black Dog vrs The Tabby Cat

I received an email yesterday which I have to admit came as a bit of a bolt out of the blue, with the changes that are happening on the farm and a new farmer moving into the farm-house it has occurred that the cottage I live in will be needed to house a farm employee…

The Mega Dairy

From a very young age I was lucky enough to spend a lot of free time on a dairy farm, set in the rather beautiful North Shropshire countryside. I was raised around animals and took an instant liking to the rather elegant and beautiful Friesian Cow herd that the farm had. They roamed the fields…

Lifes Choices

Throughout my life I have been offered choices as no doubt you have also. I have at major points of my life found myself with two choices, for example prior to meeting Matthew and settling down with him I was being “courted” by another chap I decided that I would see how things faired with…

Charity begins at home?

When we see people in colourful jackets, standing with their clip boards in the street what do you do? Avoid them? Speak to them? Walk on by? I will put my hand up and say I avoid them. I take the usual stance of head down, quicken my pace and walk by. Usually ignoring their…

I’m in with the in crowd! Well actually I’m not

Twitter recently has become somewhat of a popularity contest with tweets flying forwards and backwards asking for more followers or tweets informing you that they are only a few people away from a landmark number of followers. It was something that I vowed I would never get drawn into but I seem to have managed…

Friends,

We let our friends down all the time, whether we mean to or not, it can be something that we do with intention or we can be completely oblivious to it. I recently forgot to call a friend at the time I said I would try to call, and it bothered me and obviously bothered…