Thursday, 16 November 2017

just like in New Zealand...and gardening life

Llanddewi Skirrid village hall, near Abergavenny...but just like a church in NewZealand !

We were lucky to find this..our method of going for a ride when time is short,is to set the timer on my phone for half time...we just found this after the timer sang out..

We drove home on Tuesday last, and have been trying to catch upon ourselves since then.
 We have at least seen our two main garden customers.
Both are paying by barter this time. One with a bike she hardly used, as she is now crippled with an arthritic spine. The other with a mountain of windfall apples and Japonica quinces as a relation has stolen a lot of money from him and he is also housebound.

The one is too wet to mow, but I'm doing a little garden tidying and the Pirate is mending her ride on mower.  The other, still too wet to do the last cut of the year, but the hedges are getting a trim..we love the garden he loved and if we keep it in trim it makes our job easier next year.

Friday, 10 November 2017

view from a hill

On our way back to the Carpenter's home from their allotment.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dogwalking and Celebrating

We travelled to South Wales yesterday, to celebrate today...Woodchip, my granddaughter and the Carpenter's daughter is one today!

Unfortunately she has picked up an infection that is going round their village and has some nastily infected tonsils.

Tomorrow the Pirate has a train ride under the water to go and stay the weekend with his elder daughter and family, as she is nearly 50.

As we were leaving home yesterday morning our neighbour asked us why we stay in Scotland, if we have to travel so often to see friends and family.

The answer? Because it is our home,where we are made welcome.It feels like home.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

printing trees

Shelter Belt Pines isn't finished, but until the bloc has dried I can't cut further.

Meanwhile...a green lane ...

 Just what you get up to when you've newly finished vaccuming the floor!

I'm not happy with this,its getting too fussy and fiddly and is losing the dark focal point in the centre.

Every time I get work flowing, Life, cooking, gardening, cycling, week I must get prints on Etsy.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Ae Forest...not just A Forest

 The village of Ae
Truly wild crab apples...with vicious thorns!!

It is a Forestry Commission area, with walking and cycling trails, a bike shop and a good cafe. It is one of the Seven Stanes Mountain Biking trails.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017


Blessings be...

A new year, new beginnings, new plans.

Time to remember old things, past and missing friends.

Time to let go of the bad things ,time to grab new opportunities.

May your future be as you wish it.

Southerness. Colour/ B&W

Comparisons...the same view..but you see different things