You will always find me in the kitchen! Full Stop

This last week has been almost perfect! I’ve been off of work and the news from my specialist with regards to the ‘lump’ was good. But what has made it more enjoyable is that I have been able to relax and potter in the kitchen. I love cooking and I love to be in the…

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…

A Catch Up

Since my break up I have neglected to bore you with what I have been up to! I can assure you that I have not been sat in the house, like a recluse and with an ever increasing number of pets in the style of Little Edie. I have in fact been busy a) with…

Alone!

I never came out to my parents, I really didn’t get the chance to, my sister presented my parents with my diary and at the age of 15 I came home from school that day to face the disappointed look of my Mother and my Dad’s rather worried face. It was later that same day…

Beginning with a list

Last night we sat in the beer garden of our local, pad open, pens poised and pints in hand. We had decided finally that it was time to break ground on the none-wedding plans and we decided on the biggest problem that all pre-married couples face and that it the invite list. We aren’t having…

House Sitting – Not so much a chore for some

We went to house (and dog) sit recently down at Hopton House, it was the third time that we had been asked and every time that Karen and Rob ask us we always feel it an honour to be asked back, that and we are obviously doing what we do right whilst we are there!…

A tale of two farms

Being a bank holiday weekend we decided that we would spend Saturday and Sunday pottering around and then catch up with the chores on Monday. So Sunday it was decided that we would visit Acton Scott Victorian Farm Museum, I have been to Acton Scott almost on an annual pilgrimage for the last three (maybe…

Just say no!

We in the UK woke this morning to the sad news that Whitney Houston had been found dead in her hotel room. There was the usual outpouring of grief shown on TV and via social media but what I was surprised by was the harsh criticism that people came under when they dared to question…

Brief Moments

So the 2012 challenge has been going great guns! I spent Sunday afternoon with my Dad who regaled me with tales of his childhood, of my grandparents and of family members that are sadly no longer with us.  I found out myNanwas born in 1930 and was one of 11 children and was born in…

Not quite an announcement in The Times

As many of you know I am now an engaged man, the proposal was not as romantic as it should have been and the words “how about it” may (and by may I of course mean were) used. The setting was Hopton House, a rather lovely Country House Bed and Breakfast, we were sole occupants…

My 2012 Challenge

So 2012 arrived with the usual fanfare, pomp and ceremony but I am pleased to say that I stuck to my usual tradition of not celebrating. I am not a fan of the over excitement and the hysteria that comes with New Years Eve. I do however try to set myself a challenge every year!…

Closure

Even after her death, my Mother continues to plague my life. I hoped that there would be some good coming from her death. I knew that it would be closure for me but what I hoped would be that it would be a new starting point for my relationship with my sister. But I was…