A pit stop!

I’m not sure where 2013 has gone! This I feel officially makes me feel old, soon I’ll be commenting on good cake, moaning about the weather & buying sensible sweaters (oh wait) So 2013 what’s happened? Well a trip to the Cotswolds, a lovely stay at Brook Farm in Berrington, a weekend in Paris (although…

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…

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 companion piece

This blog piece contains swearing!!! You have been warned!! My Gran raised me to be a respectful man, to be honest & kind but she also ensured that I knew about life, that I knew the real hardships! To picture her think of Miss Marple, add a glass of Gin & a razor sharp tongue!…

Thrift Radiates Happiness

When I was first told about the art instillation Thrift Radiates Happiness I will confess that I didn’t pay much attention. As usual my mind would have been on other things such as cake or such other nonsense. But upon meeting my friend Pam for coffee and hearing her rave reviews not only of the…

Spring has sprung

So this weekend saw yet more snow arrive in Shropshire & in fact over most of the Uk, Shrewsbury for some reason (maybe because its in the bow of the River Severn) had a sprinkling of the stuff but not enough to warrant panic buying & rioting, but sadly enough to force me to cancel…

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…

A Kind Act

It was just yesterday in a day that felt as if had rained from sun up! I spotted him lay in the street, lay in one of the puddles of water & the people of Ludlow all walking by, their Christmas far to important to stop & help. We stopped and helped and it was…

Merry Bloomin’ Christmas

I’ve wrapped presents, I’ve ticked off lists, I’ve written cards, I’ve delivered cards! I’m all Christmassed out! Until I found this picture of our first Christmas

Snow!

With the temperatures as low as they are at the moment, I am reminded of the Winter of 2010. I was living at the farm and during the worst of the snow fall it would take me almost 90 minutes to make the usual 30 minute journey to work. I was also reminded of the…