I wondered the other day, how many of us had penpals when we were growing up, and how many of us had them when we were adults too? I never had a penpal when I was a kid, living in a small village (of French origin) there was not exactly an opportunity to have one, hell, my primary school consisted of just 28 pupils, and apart from general subjects with a huge… Read More

We already have a carpet cleaner which I bought about 5 years ago, and over the years it has been good, but it was a cylinder one that had a suction hose with a detergent host attached and it felt like it was not cleaning as good as I once thought.  Yesterday I had ordered a Vax RapidPower Pro Carpet Cleaner and I collected it today after taking the dogs to the… Read More

Sundays have always been a bit of a catchup day for me, but lately, I have not got round to catching up with anything, especially blogs and emails.  I have over 2000 emails to go through and I am sure thousands of posts that you lot have been writing over the last few months. So, today, I am getting out my virtual time machine and going back and reading what has been… Read More

So, here we are in the middle of summer, and soaring temperatures that are a little too much for us British.  Not complaining, as I would rather have hot than cold.  Anyway, I digress, “yet again” I hear you all say rolling your eyes. Because of the heat and not being able to take the dogs out all the time I have become a little bored with day to day life and… Read More

This morning we went on a little trip (with the dogs too) to have a taste of Japan. Although we did not physically go to Japan, we did go to the site of the International Garden Festival in Liverpool.  I remember as a kid, along with millions of others visiting the site in 1984.  It was full of different gardens from around the world, milature railways and so much to see and… Read More

… and the living is easy. Well, in truth it’s not.  We are not used to temperatures currently of 32.5c (90.5f) on this little old Island, and it has been hotter than this in June.  Being about 650 miles away from the arctic circle here in the north we do not get such balmy temperatures and are more happy with 21c or 22c. We cannot walk the dogs as within minutes they are… Read More