Day 169 – Spick and span…

We are off on holiday (vacation) on Thursday, and I really didn’t want to go in a dirty car, so off to the local hand car wash. Have to say they made a brilliant job of cleaning the car, and at a decent price…

Car cleaning – iPhone XR
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Day 168 – A Little Apiarist…

This is Daisy, aged 10, kitted out for her first lesson in beekeeping from our friend Andrew. I think she found it a little intimidating…

Junior beekeeper – iPhone XR

Day 166 – Duck or Grouse…

I love great food, and tonight’s dinner at The Hinds Head was no exception. A small family run pub/restaurant where everything is cooked to order – no pre-prepared catering here! And a bonus – there’s been a Gin Festival on in the village, and the pub has a better than usual range available, with special prices for doubles. What’s not to like!

Duck with Hoi Sin Croquettes – iPhone XR

Day 160 – It’s A Jungle..!

A break from the almost constant rain over the last week gave me an opportunity today to check out the greenhouse. And how it’s grown! So much so that the sunflowers, which I should have planted out a couple of weeks ago, have now reached the roof. I really do need to get out there and sort things out…

Sunflowers & Geraniums – iPhone XR

Day 158 – Summer, What Summer..?

Fair to say we did not expect to light a fire at home during June! It’s been pretty cool the last few days and seriously wet, so sitting in front of the fire this afternoon with coffee and hot chocolate seemed a great idea…

Afternoon drinks – iPhone XR

Day 154 – No Room…

… at the Inn. The Corbet Arms was once a prosperous hotel in town, but fell on hard times and was derelict when we first moved to the area 11 years ago. The front half of the building has been renovated and houses the local Post Office and a small antiques business, but as you can see from this photo, the rear is still far from loved…

Corbet Arms Hotel – iPhone XR