• Bodnant Garden in September

    I set out this year with joyful intentions of visiting National Trust Bodnant Garden every month. To watch the seasonal changes, take lovely photos and write about it on the blog. We had lovely visits in January and February, but our March visit was abandoned, so here we are in…

  • Autumn Diary | 10 ways to get your garden ready for autumn

    Hooray for Autumn. My second favourite season after Spring. 2020 has been a funny old year and most of us have spent more time in our garden than usual. And it seems that’s likely to continue into winter, so there’s a little list of jobs that need to be done…

  • 5 things I’m loving in September

    September has been bittersweet. It should have been 3 weeks in sunny Provence / Catalonia. The weather has helped though right? And a few days away in the Yorkshire Dales was lovely too. Here’s 5 things I’m loving in September. I’ve popped a link to all these goodies in my…

  • Can we talk about teabags?

    There’s been a lot of talk about teabags recently, hasn’t there? The good, the bad and the ugly. We drink 100 million cups of tea a day in the UK. That’s 60.2 billion cups of tea a year with 96% brewed using tea bags (UK Tea and Infusions Association). Tetley…

  • A few days in the Yorkshire Dales

    I’ll be honest from the beginning, I’ve always been a York Moors girls. Living in York for 4 years, the Moors were a just on my doorstep and I got to know them pretty well. So visiting the Yorkshire Dales feels like a bit of a betrayal. Sorry Moors, we’ll…

  • 5 things I’m loving in August

    It’s not been the summer any of us planned, but definitely the summer all of us will remember. So here we are knocking on the door of autumn. Mr Bond keeps reminding me the nights are drawing in and I just can’t cope. After all the rain of July, I…

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