When I said ‘Forgot’ in the heading of this blog, I am referring to me forgetting to update on the renovation of the clock tower in the grounds of The Pleasaunce. It was back in March when I mentioned renovations had commenced. The tower has been looking very smart for a few weeks now with its new coat of paint and repairs to the glazing. At one point it was said, due to lack of funds, the side facing The Londs would be left as it was but for whatever reason this too has r
The arrival of the bee eaters in the Trimmingham area, where they are nesting, may be good news for birdwatchers but it is a different case for a local apiarist, who we understand now has an empty bee hive. We need bees to pollinate flowers and crops, so these visitors are not as welcome as we may have first imagined. Yesterday afternoon we did a woodland walk which because Barney would have struggled with the distance and gradients, we have not done for a while. Whilst mean
The heat on Friday, which peaked at 36°C in our garden and 30°C in our bedroom, was replaced on Saturday with rain and a cool 16°C. We usually like to eat dinner in our conservatory whilst listening to either something on the radio or music but on Friday it was just too hot and instead ate in the garden. Needless to say, eating in the garden on Saturday was not an option. Nothing like the British weather for providing variety! There has been much excitement in the Trimmingh
Phew, it’s pretty warm out there today. Temperatures are set to reach in the region of 30°C so we won’t be doing anything strenuous outside today, unlike yesterday when I got out the long handled electric hedge clippers to do some trimming. Peter does the main cuts; I was just topping some tall shrubs – safer to cut from the ground than use hand shears on a ladder. It wasn’t the clipping that was strenuous but the raking up, which on a warm afternoon, made me start to overh
Today, while I was doing a bit of housework some lyrics came into my head from a Coldplay song. How apt they are for how we are feeling - Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard – after losing Barney last Wednesday. There is so much I want to write about him but currently the waves of loss which periodically take their hold, may make this impossible, but I’ll give it a go. As you can see from the title, Barney was born on 28th October 2008. We have
Yesterday morning our dearly loved dog, Barney, passed away. Although we knew he wouldn’t be with us much longer, we are both distraught. I’m too upset to write a blog today, instead I am posting three photos of the areas Barney loved best for his walks – countryside tracks, across the cliff tops and, of course, the beach.
Today is the final day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. In London, four days of events have celebrated the occasion and although not on such a grand scale, villages and towns in our area have all celebrated in their own way. Here in Overstrand, on Friday evening there was music, fireworks and a beacon lit in the grounds of The Pleasaunce. Today a street party in The Londs was planned but unfortunately the weather forecast of rain all day has meant an open-air e
We’ve had a death in our pond. Out in the garden the other day, looking to see how our tadpoles are progressing, and there just below the surface was a dead frog; judging by the size, one from last year. The tadpoles were showing interest but when I ‘fished’ it out there was no damage to be seen on the surface of the frog. Such a shame as frogs do such a wonderful job in the garden. With its front legs tucked under its torso, I took a photo before burying it in the flower