It’s not very often that I have the chance of a really girly treat, so when Interflora asked me to take a look at something from their flower delivery range, I was delighted! I wanted to have something really seasonal; I love this time of year. I thought the Autumn Globe (with chocolates too!), with… Continue reading A Treat from Interflora
For “Traditional” (129 of 365) I’ve loved this house since I first saw it as a little girl. It’s in a little village in North Yorkshire, and it always seems to me to be the perfect English country cottage. The village itself is lovely too, and a perfect way to spend a couple of hours… Continue reading House at Thornton le Dale
I think it must be thirty or so years since I was asked to write a piece about Autumn. I’m not sure that I appreciated it as much then. I guess that the gap between one autumn and another seemed impossibly long at that age, and perhaps I hadn’t realised how much it signals a… Continue reading Falling for Fall
Have your family given something to a harvest festival this year? Perhaps at your church or at your children’s school? I’m sure that most people have some connection with knowing that the harvest table is generally packed away and shared with people in the community who need it the most. But who are those people… Continue reading Harvest Festival Thanks
I spent far too many hours of college time playing games on a friend’s Apple when I ought to have been studying. I started my career sitting at a desk with an Apple computer. And I first surfed the net, very slowly, on an Apple. There was a time when those of us who… Continue reading Steve Jobs and other Crazy Ones
For “Creative” (128 of 365) A dusty, rusty, beautiful old typewriter; a special find from our Clumber Park visit at the weekend.
Competition season is with us again, and I’m so pleased that we’re now spending our weekend evenings with the curtains closed and one of the talent shows on the telly – X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing are both getting into their stride, and Mike’s re-discovered his talent for acting as a fifth judge. He… Continue reading Toastmasters and Competition Season
For “Garden” (127 of 365). Another picture from Clumber Park yesterday, taken in the kitchen garden. It’s difficult to believe that this is an October sky.