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…