This was a walk round Scarborough in 2008 ending up at the harbour.
I haven’t made a great deal of progress since I started trying to get our garden back into some semblance of order. My gardening plan for 2021 as outlined in my previous gardening blog hasn’t got very far. Keep the grass neat and tidy I’ve cut the grass once with the new mower. It’s a…… Continue reading Gardening Blog: Celandines, Pulmonaria and Forget-me-nots
Did you know that today is Piano Day? For the last few years lovers of the piano from all around the world have been celebrating their favourite instrument on this special day. Why today? There are 88 keys on a conventional piano keyboard and today is the 88th day of the year. If you visit…… Continue reading Happy Piano Day!
I love Spring flowers.
Yesterday I wrote a Book Blog post for 300 Bridesmaids by Jenny Worstall. This delightful romantic novel is set in 1976 the same year I was married to my dear husband, Michael. Before the wedding, my dad and I were alone and waiting for the ancient, hired Bentley to come and take us to the…… Continue reading Summer of 76
Michael and I were married on the last Saturday of July in 1976, the year of one of the UK’s most memorable heat waves. The sky was a cloudless, vivid blue until half an hour before the ceremony when a freak shower dampened the dust and freshened the roses beside the path to the church.…… Continue reading Book Blog: 300 Bridesmaids by Jenny Worstall
Every morning, within the first few minutes of getting up I look in the mirror, pause and mutter something like, “I can’t believe it.” I told you last week that it’s been a year since my successful bowel cancer operation and that’s what I can’t believe. Well, not the passing of time; that’s easy enough…… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror
This wonderful image is the Ode to Joy art installation by Giacomo Zucca in Bundesstadt, Bonn. As far as I’m able to work out, the piece was commissioned by the Goethe Institute for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth last year. As I told you in my Music Blog a couple of weeks ago, I…… Continue reading So, who was Elise?
The summit is what drives us but the climb itself is what matters. Conrad Anker, American rock climber, mountaineer and author. Image credits: Pixabay
I went for a walk along this track a couple of days ago. It’s about a ten minute walk from our front door so well within the rules for exercise in the current lockdown situation. I’ve been taking photos on my phone for the last couple of years but thought I’d try out my Canon…… Continue reading Walking in the Wolds