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Short and succinct…

Swallowtail butterfly on the path very near home. This, my June edition of the blog, will not be very long this time, in short there is not much…

Bee eaters, hammocks and jacaranda blossom

It’s mid May now as I begin to put together this month’s blogpost. We’ve certainly turned a corner weather wise. Daily temperatures are now in the low to…

April showers and procreating lizards!

Trust us to move to Spain just before the coldest, wettest Spanish winter/spring for 45 years! We are still lighting the fire most evenings and occasionally during the…

Spring marches on

Daylight saving has begun, it’s lovely to have light a bit longer in the evenings. might even be able to start to use the BBQ again for our…

Looking back, looking forward…….

It’s Valentine’s Day as I begin to compose my February blog. It won’t be published yet as it’s only two weeks since the last one. However I am…

Oranges are not the only fruit

In the words of the 1985 novel by Jeanette Winterson but it sure feels like it at the moment! They started to ripen and fall from the trees…

Seasons’ greetings

It’s Christmas, how did that happen? One minute we were sweltering in the motorhome on our way down to Murcia and here we are, Christmas 2020! With a…

Lavender’s Blue dilly dilly

A month on and time for another blogpost. Today is the first anniversary of Ditto joining our family. Who knew that a year after arriving in Bolton, he’d…

Living with geckos………

We’ve been here in our new home almost 6 weeks now. Still occasionally having to pinch ourselves that this is actually happening. There’s not a great deal of…

New Home, new Country!

We made it. In the middle of a global pandemic and in our 8th and 7th decades respectively, Nigel, the whippets and I have moved house and are…