It's been wet and gloomy here the last couple of days. The rain is desperately needed with soil and water butts alike dry and dusty. However the warmth and moisture has lured all the slimey munching beasties above ground and I live in fear of my crops that last week were looking thirsty but intact, … Continue reading Making the best of it.
Where do we get the phrase "when life gives you lemons..."? It seems a little unfair to the yellow citrus if you ask me. Sure, they're sharp and sour, but that makes them perfect for all sorts of delicious things, like lemon drizzle cake, spritzing up a dull sauce or salad that needs a lift … Continue reading I’m fed up with all this citrus.
On Friday afternoon I watched my husband get into a taxi with a rather large suitcase and head off to the airport. Since then I have spent my time trying to placate the cats for the terrible injustice I have inflicted on them. I haven't hoovered as much as I would usually, there has been lots … Continue reading The cats are sulking.
It seems we're doing things a little bit backwards this year. In fact we do it every year. We've never been very successful at being good in January. It's just not the kind of month when either of us want to be virtuous. It's cold, there's no Christmas to look forward to, spring seems such a … Continue reading Febanuary
We awoke on Tuesday to the distinctly dampened street noises that can only mean a layer of snow on the ground. I've been waiting and hoping for snow all winter (well, all winter since I haven't had to commute and Mr L set up working from home - it can be a nightmare to get … Continue reading Easy come, easy go, easy snow
This time twelve months ago we had just gotten engaged. This time three and a half months ago we got married. 2014 has been quite the whirlwind, with new jobs for both of us, a new name for me, and all sorts of other things in between. I can only hope that 2015 brings as … Continue reading Twelve months / dodici mesi
The wine is mulling, Muppet's Christmas Carol is on in ten minutes and the cats are flaked out on the quilts dreaming of Santa Paws and what he might bring them. The run up to this festive season has been a blur and a whirlwind. But we're here, it's calm and it's just the four … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
It's been quite the week. Work and play and plenty of both. Here's a round up of what's been going on:We celebrated our anniversary. Twice. First with champagne afternoon tea and a wander around one of our favourite rose gardens......then with a trip along the river in the tall ship Loth Lorien.We accidentally ended up … Continue reading Questa settimana / This week