• A Change is as Good as a Rest

    Change Good Rest

    I have started a fresh and ever so sparkly new blog home for the continuation on this blog. It's called A Stubborn Optimist and I would be extremely happy if yo... Read more

    Posted on 05 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Tropical Ravine

    Tropical Ravine

    Yesterday was a good day - can I get a "Hallelujah"? PLEASE read to the end - there is exciting news!We took it easy, went to do our Saturday morning messages... Read more

    Posted on 03 June 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Lost Long Weekend

    Lost Long Weekend

    I fear the allotment may think I have abandoned it, poor thing. The bank holiday weekend we just had ought to have seen me there with my gardening gloves on... Read more

    Posted on 29 May 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hadrian's Wall Path ( the Last 3 Days)

    Hadrian's Wall Path Last Days)

    Well, it's just as well I keep travel journals as this series of posts has taken way too long. I am sorry. So much has been happening here and it's all been... Read more

    Posted on 25 May 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hadrian's Wall Path (Part 2)

    Hadrian's Wall Path (Part

    Day 3 of hiking was lovely; the birds were singing, the temperature was warming up, we saw many a lamb and the blossom on the trees was stunning. It was like a... Read more

    Posted on 17 May 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hadrian's Wall Path (Part 1)

    Hadrian's Wall Path (Part

    I still can't get my head round it; this time last week Andrew and I were walking into Newcastle upon Tyne in the baking hot sunshine, finishing our epic hike... Read more

    Posted on 10 May 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Buds and Spuds

    Buds Spuds

    Hello my lovelies, hope you are all well and have a nice weekend planned --- Hurrah for Fridays!Today is actually a quite nice and bright day here, so I went... Read more

    Posted on 20 April 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Allotment Celebration

    Allotment Celebration

    Me : Now we are ten.You : Who's ten; what do you mean? Me : Our allotment is 10 years old today.You : Oh my goodness, where has the time gone? You don't look ol... Read more

    Posted on 14 April 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Actions and Consequences

    Actions Consequences

    At what point does challenging yourself turn into a destructive act?It's been a while since I could even venture near this blog; a good while since I could writ... Read more

    Posted on 11 April 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Magic Moments

    Magic Moments

    We had a very sneaky little 50 min attack on the plot again recently, whilst the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Naturally it was all about the weeding... Read more

    Posted on 14 March 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Cat is out of the Bag

    The sun is out, by Zeus, the sun is out! I was just outside with Toby and we both just seemed instantly happier; *disclaimer - we were both asleep 30 mins ago... Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Wind Blows Cold

    Wind Blows Cold

    March then. So it arrived with a bang, a larger than life HELLO and not a terribly friendly one. Sadly, as with many people, hopes and plans have recently been... Read more

    Posted on 06 March 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • So It's Like This

    It's Like This

    Always look for the happyI can barely talk never mind read or write when I'm going through a really bad patch in my mental health. Read more

    Posted on 28 February 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Quick Mid-week Allotment Attack

    Quick Mid-week Allotment Attack

    Andrew usually gets home from work after dark and at the weekends, as you know, we are hiking and then recovering and doing house stuff. Read more

    Posted on 23 February 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Queen of the Glens

    Queen Glens

    The weather gods offered us a nice hiatus from the recent dreariness on Saturday and we grabbed it with both hands (and paws, Toby was there too). Read more

    Posted on 20 February 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Ulster Weavers and the Eden Project

    Ulster Weavers Eden Project

    Ulster Weavers has been a well known quality brand name here in N. Ireland for over 100 years. Still a family run business, they create beautiful linen and... Read more

    Posted on 15 February 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Slieve Guillion Forest Park (first Visit)

    Slieve Guillion Forest Park (first Visit)

    As I sit here typing these very words I can feel Toby glaring at me from his bed; he's just had a bath. We went for a wee hike on Sunday and, well, he does... Read more

    Posted on 09 February 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Snowdrops Have Superpowers

    Snowdrops Have Superpowers

    I went outside yesterday {sort of} by my own volition and did some clearing up, brushing the deck and clearing away fallen branches and millions of leaves. All... Read more

    Posted on 03 February 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Soil and Clouds

    Soil Clouds

    From the dark cold earth to the misty white clouds, the last weekend in January saw the first of our visits to the Allotment and the first hike of the year. Wha... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME
  • Beach Treasure and Hallucinations

    Beach Treasure Hallucinations

    It wasn't a 'good' mental health day but Andrew managed to get myself and Toby out the door for a mini adventure on Saturday and in the end I was glad :) We wen... Read more

    Posted on 25 January 2018 GARDENING, HOME