08 September 2022
05 August 2022
To end the day in Edinburgh back in May I walked around the station looking for plaques to do a final multicache. I do not always notice plaques, but when I do they often make very interesting reading, so I am glad that this multicache gave me the opportunity to find these in the station.info that is on this website, including a photo of the building itself.
Looking at the station you would never guess that there used to be a Physic Garden there.
03 August 2022
I borrowed A Liverpool Song by Ruth Hamilton from the mobile library. I do not remember requesting it but Simon the van driver said it was for me!! I thought I would give it a go as it was certainly a change from the crime, murders, thrillers, etc. I have been reading lately.
Letting go of the past to grasp the future . . . Andrew Sanderson, brilliant surgeon and renowned musician, is still grieving the death of his beloved wife Mary when his younger daughter turns up on the doorstep having left her wealthy and philandering husband. It’s not long before the house is overrun with daughters, grandchildren, sons-in-law and a boisterous stray dog called Storm. At Andrew's time of life, is this really what he needs? One thing is sure, home is a lot more interesting than it once was. As he reminisces about his past and the love he once shared with his wife, Andrew starts to realize that there is indeed a new road to be travelled; he just has to let go of his grief and embrace tomorrow… (Goodreads)
01 August 2022
I have had the garden camera on, and over the last few months, there have been lots of photos and films of birds using the bath. There must be about a dozen in this shot.
But in the early hours of the morning, I got a couple of photos of a hedgehog. I have not seen it since the end of May. I did get a film too, but only its back, it was eating something, I think there were snails on the grass and he may have been eating one of them.
I made the Rhubarb and Orange Jam, as mentioned on Friday which is very tasty.
I used the white courgette in it, as F and Mister T suggested last week. I had made one before and liked the taste, but was put off with the green bits. I did not have quite enough of the white ones left as I had had some for tea a couple of nights before, so there is a little bit of green in them.
29 July 2022
I watched the Commonwealth Games opening last night, been too busy this morning to watch any, but I'll catch up this afternoon. I think I will have to go to Birmingham when it is finished to see that bull!! I am sure they said last night that it was going to be on permanent display somewhere, but according to that piece that may not be the case.
As I have mentioned before I have a lot of birds and wildlife to entertain me in my garden. Here are a few more photos and films. A female ...
A Little Badness by Josephine Cox, is a family saga set in early 20th century Britain. Young Cathy Blackthorn has never experienced any l...
I have had the garden camera on, and over the last few months, there have been lots of photos and films of birds using the bath. There must...
I last took a film of how the garden is progressing when I got back from Suffolk a couple of weeks ago. The weather hasn't been that g...
The first thing that happened this week was more of a shock than a surprise, I got an email from my electricity supplier to say my monthly d...
I had booked my week away in Suffolk at the beginning of May and the week before I left I contacted two of my cousins to see if I could visi...