The Greenhouse Effect

Letting me loose on any DIY task is always a risk! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ And recently was one of those (ahem!) ‘opportunities’ to demonstrate my talents (or lack of them!). Specifically, Ann’s new mini-greenhouse. It looked splendid in the pictures online, but like most things these days, it arrived (from those very nice people at Access Garden …
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Return to Kelmarsh

Well, I haven’t been here since the 14th December 2011 – for my wedding! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿคต Click on the button below for a trip down memory laneโ€ฆ Welcome back to 2020! The reason for today’s visit was an invitation to a private tour around Kelmarsh’s well-known Gardens (where Mrs P is a volunteer-gardener). 9.55am: On …
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Bulbs for Banstead

An early start for us today as we spent Saturday and Sunday with Richard and Nicki at their place in Banstead. Saturday We left home just after 7.30 and drove over to Huntingdon station. Why not take the car? Well, it’s not the getting there, it’s the getting home part. Last time we tried it …
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London Mini-Break โ€“ Day 3 (of 3): Suits you Sir!

Our final day in London today! Ahh, that’s better! I feel a walk down Oxford Street coming on (before midday!) On our list today… The Samsung Shop in Oxford Street St. Paul’s Cathedral A trip to the Theatre …and knowing us, maybe more! ๐Ÿ˜Š 9.20am: We were out earlier than yesterday, but confident we’d miss …
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London Mini-Break – Day 2 (of 3): Birthday Boy (2019)

Here we are then, in the capital for my Birthday celebrations! After yesterday’s retail therapy, today, it’s all about sight-seeing, and we’re off to visit Westminster Abbey and The Banqueting House …and maybe more!That means there’s at least THREE relics on show in London today then! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 7.20am: Another lie-in – that’s the second one …
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Best Nest!

Ann and I drove over to Stratford-upon Avon for our regular(ish) get-together with good friends: Alan, Mags, Ian and Ann. Our eatery of choice this time was The Swan’s Nest Hotel opposite the River. It was the in-house eatery Bistrot Pierre that was our ultimate destination and I thought we’d never been to it before, …
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Bow Best?

It was our weekly Archery Class tonight! So, after my generally sub-par performance last week, I’m hoping I’ll be on better form tonight – especially as my Mentor, Dave, is back to keep an eye on me! Again tonight, conditions were perfect – not too warm, not too cold with a gentle breeze. It was …
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August Bank Holiday 2019 – West London

We always like to do something a little special for the August Bank Holiday – and this year was no different as we’d planned a two-day break in London. The weather forecast promised a scorcher (especially in the capital) where temperatures are predicted to hit the low-thirties! Apparently another temperature-record will be broken today according …
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Picnic Saturday

A scorcher of a weekend is promised, so what better time than today for a picnic! ..and what could be more perfect than Fineshade Wood (the clue’s in the name!) for some fine picnicking in a Wood in the shade! – and it’s only a thirty-or-so minute drive away too! The Wood is managed by …
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