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  • Hiking the Ulster Way

    Hiking Ulster

    PrologueWe set ourselves a challenge this year of 2017 to walk the Ulster Way; at least all the quality sections (which are those not on main roads). Read more

    Posted on 14 October 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Like Tears in the Rain

    Like Tears Rain

    Today marks the anniversary of Toby's adoption - he's been with us a whole year!I think it's also very apt that it's world mental awareness day for without... Read more

    Posted on 10 October 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Violins of Autumn

    Violins Autumn

    I need to talk, the words have been bubbling up in my throat straight from my heart for the last week or so. I need to speak out in order to take power away fro... Read more

    Posted on 08 September 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Toby Turns One!

    Toby Turns One!

    It was my canine baby's first birthday yesterday - he is 1 and I can hardly believe it. He has come so far from that tiny black puppy that only owned a box on... Read more

    Posted on 15 August 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Echlinville Apple Harvest

    Echlinville Apple Harvest

    Today's post is brought to you with the assistance of a damned good nights sleep, coffee and the sweet, sweet joy of having just finished cutting Toby's hair. Read more

    Posted on 10 August 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • July Allotment Recap (2/2)

    July Allotment Recap (2/2)

    Sunday afternoon saw us return bravely to 24a even though there were more thundery showers foretold by the weatherman. I will admit that I guffawed at the... Read more

    Posted on 04 August 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • July Recap (1 of 2)

    July Recap

    It's official, July in Northern Ireland sucked, it was the worst since 1993 - the good old BBC News has the story here. But still we struggle on and heck, it... Read more

    Posted on 03 August 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Three Good Days

    Three Good Days

    As anyone with a chronic illness will testify, good days are hard to come by; like trains they are often nowhere in sight and instead you must take the crappy... Read more

    Posted on 25 July 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • 900th Blog Post

    900th Blog Post

    I'm starting to feel stronger, just a little and I know it's fragile but (and maybe this is the wine talking) I want to enjoy the small victories. Read more

    Posted on 21 July 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • When You've Lost Your Way

    When You've Lost Your

    My mental health has taken a downward spiral and I'm really not coping this days, these weeks, these months... I want so much to be 'normal' to enjoy the great... Read more

    Posted on 17 July 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • More Sweet Little Victories

    More Sweet Little Victories

    single rose from 14bI can't quite put into words that which this little scene it brought up within me, but there was something so beautiful about such a sweet... Read more

    Posted on 06 July 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Small Victories

    Small Victories

    Victory No. 1 My computer is fixed and I didn't totally freak out when it decided to pack up in the first place!Victory No. 2The gauntlet was thrown down on... Read more

    Posted on 29 June 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Getting Summery on the Plot

    Getting Summery Plot

    Welcome to June dear friends! It's a fabulous month for us Gaults ~ it contains our Wedding Anniversary and Andrew's Birthday, so there is much celebrating to b... Read more

    Posted on 08 June 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Before the Tummy Bug

    Before Tummy

    For the last half of May I was super ill with a terrible doubt of gastroenteritis. Really the realities of it are too gross to talk about but needless to say I... Read more

    Posted on 05 June 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Less is More

    Less More

    That's it, we are giving up 14b.a sad farewellI do write this with a slightly heavy heart as no one wants to feel a failure, but we have finally come to our... Read more

    Posted on 11 May 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Growing, Always

    Growing, Always

    It was a very tentative step I took to the allotment today. It's been a while, as you know, and my nerves were on tender hooks.Ecotherapy works and is (with yog... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hiking Tollymore

    Hiking Tollymore

    There are days when everything just aligns perfectly and a hike is the only thing worth doing. On Saturday the sky was bright (if not occasionally blue! Read more

    Posted on 16 March 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • An Allotment Reunion

    Allotment Reunion

    What the bloomin' heck happened to February!?I think someone stole mine; I remember so very little, I've lost time (anyone believe in UFOs? Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Tenerife (living Dangerously)

    Tenerife (living Dangerously)

    In the middle of our trip my body just simply shut down and so I ended up on the very comfy sofa of our wee house for the morning/afternoon. What a... Read more

    Posted on 16 February 2017 GARDENING, HOME
  • Tenerife (the Quiet Life)

    Tenerife (the Quiet Life)

    I'm at that point in the year where it feels like I have been doing push ups everyday and now, well my arms are trembling and my knees are weak and each... Read more

    Posted on 12 February 2017 GARDENING, HOME