Indian Summer

Brilliant blue sky & hot Autumn sun today (Friday). How lovely to be sat basking in the garden. The term Indian summer reached England in the 19th century, during the heyday of the British Raj in India. This led to the mistaken belief that the term referred to the Indian subcontinent. In fact, the Indians in question … More Indian Summer

Thursday..or is it Friday?

Another glorious day. Still in my pj’s soaking up the peace and quiet of my garden. Totally lost track of time, days for a bit. A neighbour said yesterday ‘Only 153ish days to Ch@! *mas’ Thanks for that, I don’t want to count my days away! Anyway, another glorious day.

Big Butterfly Count

People across the UK are being asked to take part in an annual count of butterflies amid fears they have been affected by poor weather this spring. I was only thinking the other day that I had not seen many butterflies at all in my garden or on the country lanes when I go cycling. … More Big Butterfly Count