Beyond Rancid

The blackbird was bashing at the office window again this morning. Jackie has a theory that it is the mating season and our friend sees his own reflection and attacks it. It will be some time before we can tackle the joys of the garden. At the moment we satisfy ourselves with watching what isContinue reading “Beyond Rancid”

The Final Stage

1st April 2014 Ian stayed over again last night in order to help us today. Some of what had not been fitted into the van spent the night in our prospective son-ion-law’s car. The rest stayed in the Castle Malwood Lodge garage for collection this morning when we let the cleaners in. I was upContinue reading “The Final Stage”

A Second Chance

Elizabeth and Danni came over for a pub meal last night. The Plough Inn at Tiptoe, our first choice, was fully booked until 8.30, so we popped down to The Trusty Servant Inn at which there was room. Unfortunately their main oven had just ceased working, so there were a number of dishes they wereContinue reading “A Second Chance”

A Somewhat Abortive Trip

Soon after dawn the strong sun we were to enjoy in a clear blue sky for the rest of today drew up enough moisture from the soggy forest virtually to obscure it from our dining room windows. Later I walked down to the village shop for stamps, diverting to give Alan, whose work of yesterdayContinue reading “A Somewhat Abortive Trip”