M and I went for lunch on Thursday with two of my cousins, and all our dogs.  We have a pub that is totally dog-friendly, even to the point of bringing a bowl of water for them to the table.  I had scampi, M lasagne, and the girls had nachos and chicken and bacon salad.  I was driving so had zero alcohol beer which was delicious and seemed no different than normal beer… Read More

I know, sounds a little vague, but we discovered Stranger Things last week.  I am not talking odd things going on about the house or indeed the village, god forbid anything exciting would happen here.  I am talking about the TV Show.  Now, I am not usually a fan of this type of series, but, I just cannot get enough, so much so we have binge-watched the first series already, and are… Read More

So the dishwasher arrived on time on Sunday and the delivery men were fantastic, putting the thing where I needed it to be. But, and there is always a but, as I have mentioned in the past, the plumbing became a nightmare.  Where the washing machine drains out was not big enough to drain both it and the dishwasher at the same time, so I decided that I would plumb it into… Read More

Discovered this boyo whilst walking in the beacon park.

I’ve bought a Dishwasher.  I bit the proverbial bullet and bought one.  We used to have one in our old home as there was a place for it, but when we moved to the village, even though this kitchen is five times bigger, there was no space for it.  Now, when I say no space, I really mean there are cupboards everywhere, on three walls to be exact.  A space for a… Read More

I took this whilst walking the dogs on the edge of the fields, pine trees peppered about, the sun heading towards the horizon with only the beach and sea below it.