Day 113 – Sign Of The Times…

Another store in our home town is closing down – a victim of changing shopping habits, sky high commercial rents and pressures on disposable incomes. It’s the only DIY/hardware store for miles around, and looks set to be replaced by yet another low end food store…

Store closure sign – iPhone XR
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Day 109 – A Spring In Our Step…

We truly are very lucky to live where we do – this walk through the woods and across the fields starts right outside our door. On a beautiful spring day, there’s no excuse for not getting out and enjoying it…

Loggerheads Loop walk – iPhone XR

Day 108 – Home Town Blues…

Our county town is Stafford. It doesn’t have many claims to fame – a castle (ruined), a wetland area, and a town centre jail. Like many medium sized towns in the UK, the town centre has been decimated by the trend towards out of town shopping centres. But there is this rather attractive park that runs right through it…

Victoria Park, Stafford – iPhone XR

Day 106 – Red or White?…

A very tasty pasta, salmon and broccoli bake for supper tonight, thanks to my better half. Custom suggests white wine with fish dishes, but other than for a lunchtime aperitif on a sunny day, I much prefer red, so red it was… What’s your preference?

Salmon pasta bake – iPhone XR

Day 105 – Green Fingers?…

After a lack of interest over the last couple of years, I think I may have found my gardening mojo again… I’m certainly no expert, but it’s very satisfying to see stuff growing from seed in the greenhouse and garden. We have geraniums, sunflowers, dahlias, sweet peas, gazanias and nasturtiums all on the way, while vegetables include onions, courgettes, beans, carrots, and then salad leaves, cucumbers and tomatoes… Watch this space!

Greenhouse crops – iPhone XR

Day 104 – Getting Organised…

Our garage storeroom (aka my ‘man cave’) has become a dumping ground lately, so with the weather a bit on the chilly side for gardening, it’s been a day of tidying up… Lots more to do, but at least my screws, nails and bits and pieces are all under control!

Storage boxes (at home) – iPhone XR

Day 103 – Hot Chocolate (Fail!)…

I thought the hot chocolate I made for our overnight (small) visitor was pretty impressive, until she reminded me that she couldn’t have marshmallows as she is vegetarian and they contain pork gelatine. Doh! – back to square one…

Hot chocolate – iPhone XR