Proper Gardener Now

Some of my lilies and lupine are being destroyed by aphids. So I’m experimenting with the ‘soapy water solution’. How is this a thing? But it’s genuinely the advice online. I’ve done half and will report back!

Zoom is for work, not life

Going forward, I’m allll about the hybrid working. Offie one day a week, training face to face one day a week. And the rest on Teams/Zoom. Working from home for the win BaBi! No more travel, no more navigating long life milk (the fresh stuff rarely survives 24 hours of training, with 16 hours of … Continue reading Zoom is for work, not life

3 Good Things – Sunday

I’d say I’m overdoing these but … well maybe, but happy memories right now are precious! 1. Lilies Dropped the chap off to a wedding and headed home to find some of my lilies are flowering. Stunning! 2. Streets of Rage 4 (easy mode) Finally made it to the final big bosses with a few … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Sunday

3 Good Things – Blissful Day

Today has been just lovely. Gorgeous weather and a sense that everything is sorted and in its proper place. Wonderful feeling! First thing, I got flowers! Really stunning, long stemmed and a colour that is pure summer. And while X was out for a haircut, I finished my book club book for tomorrow. From the … Continue reading 3 Good Things – Blissful Day

Mighty Oaks… in waiting.

Anyone remember my fridge acorn project from last year? If so, you’re doing better than me. After seeing the acorns in their little bag, tucked away on the back of the fridge this week, I casually asked my dad when I should take them out and plant them. March was his reply. Whoops. None of … Continue reading Mighty Oaks… in waiting.

2021 – SOTD – Week 22

I’m still full of cold – clearly a bit more run down/relieved to have some normalcy restored than I had suspected. More importantly though, this was also the week when the sun started to shine again – in what felt was the first time in forever!

Good Morning

Well, I’ve just seen the neighbours cat take out a blackbird, so I’m very awake all of a sudden. Nature is unfeeling on occasion! I say that, but the cat – Morpheus – is clearly quite proud of himself and revelling in his superior hunting skills. He is currently prowling the back garden, walking with … Continue reading Good Morning


It’s a big old theme, redemption. Literature from all ages has delved into the pot with religions the world over never afraid to use it as a way to … DRINK THE FAT?

GP Data – Opt Out options

Hopefully, more people will be aware of Cambridge analytica…sorry the British Government’s attempts to mine our medical data with little notice thanks to Marina Hyde’s recent article. Eight years ago the government had a plan so good it couldn’t tell you about it. It wanted to scrape everyone in England’s entire GP records and put … Continue reading GP Data – Opt Out options

Send SOTD – this time for today.

Am watching Lucifer on Netflix and messaging up a storm with Sel. And this track came at a very emotional moment and was genuinely lovely.

2021 – SOTD – Week 20

Slowly but surely, I’m getting caught up – but I really need to start keeping a proper diary again – a fortnight out and I have no memory for what happened when.  The house was quiet this week, work consistent and I saw puffins. So this was a very good week on the one hand. … Continue reading 2021 – SOTD – Week 20

HOME TOURIST – Bempton cliffs

A few weeks ago, we got a new (for us, not new new) car. It’s so not-uncomfortable! And has AC and the seats don’t actively try to harm us! Huzzah! It’s very exciting. Obviously, we got CD’s to mark the occasion. So immediately, we decided to go on an adventure. Last year (or two years … Continue reading HOME TOURIST – Bempton cliffs

Squeeing for Sunflowers!

Just checked my two giant tubs and… it looks like the sunflowers have taken! Hooray! Also I get to say ‘sown from the heads of last years’, which pleases me hugely. Anyway, just awake and very cheerful now. Have a super day!

2021 – SOTD – Week 19

Only a fortnight behind! Woo Hoo! The month of May has been a very busy one so far! My honey has returned! I am much much wiser (or have just had a birthday and prefer to pretend that then admit I’m merely older). Oooh and I’ve left Leeds on day trips, a visit and a … Continue reading 2021 – SOTD – Week 19


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