Styling the Seasons June 1

It’s time for Styling the Seasons June.  The challenge is set by Katy of Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte of Lotts and Lots. The weather in June has been a real mix of sunshine and showers.  It has left a lot of us wondering when summer is going to start. When […]

Styling the Seasons Rose in Egg Cup

Rhubarb Pudding with Meringue Topping

Rhubarb Pudding with Meringue Topping

This rhubarb pudding is made with a rich sponge topped with sliced rhubarb and finished with a meringue topping. Mum passed on the recipe as it is an easy summer dessert that everyone likes. Sunday is the day when we meet as a family.   It’s a day of treats […]


Taking Time To Enjoy Garden Flowers

As well as growing vegetables, we also have garden flowers in the borders.  I have chosen a variety of shrubs and hardy perennials to make life easier. I don’t know what has happened to June but it seems to have started as a month of chasing my tail and nothing […]

Geranium Garden Flowers

DIY Wedding Table Decoration

DIY Wedding Table Decorations

Earlier this year, we had the best time ever at the wedding of our son and his wife.  We were very pleased to be involved in the wedding plans.  It definitely had the feel of two families coming together for a very happy occasion. One of the things we helped […]


Interesting Weekend in Berlin 38

On Sunday, we headed off for a trip to Berlin over the Bank Holiday, staying until Wednesday.  We travelled with a group of friends and had so much fun. Flying out from Luton Airport early on Sunday meant we arrived in Berlin in time for lunch, then had the afternoon […]

Berlin skyline

Rhubarb in vegetable garden

Vegetable Growing In The Garden 17

When it comes to vegetable growing, it’s always fun to compare the plan you had with what grows in reality. I wrote about planning our vegetable garden and what I wanted to grow this year.  We have three beds down at the end of the garden.  After looking around for rustic […]


A Line of Blue Iris Flowers

Iris flowers are a sign of early summer to me.  We inherited irises in the garden when we bought our house.  Before we moved here, I used to walk past with the dog on the way to the and always admired them. We’ve now been here 16 years and the […]

Iris flowers by fence