March 3rd, 2014
February 6th, 2014
Call me a geek, but here is one of my favourite trade/technical websites – www.pavingexpert.com A not-so-secret trade secret, a little gem, a mine of information, a bobbing jewel of truth in a shark infested sea, a must-consult for anyone contemplating hard landscaping work, or wondering if their recently appointed ‘Landscape Contractor’ is doing the right thing…… Or anyone wanting to lay a garden path, or terrace, or new drain or countless other little landscaping jobs. You may not particularly admire the aesthetic on his website, but he’ll make sure your new £100.00 per square meter reclaimed York stone terrace is laid right, technically. Rock on Tony!
February 3rd, 2014
January 20th, 2014
January 16th, 2014
My new friend Miranda is purchasing this delightful Rectory, buried in deepest Dorset countryside. I went for an advisory visit on Monday. Pretty cute! Just a walk across the meadow from the little church. Or a short gallop, if you’re Mr Darcy coming to sweep the lady of the house off her feet. But I’m getting carried away…..
We’re knocking down that garage at the back.
December 4th, 2013
December 4th, 2013
November 4th, 2013
I always take pleasure in finding snaps I’ve overlooked –these days they are usually lurking somewhere in the memory of one of the many devices that clutter our lives – rather than a dusty old photo album at the back of a shelf. But the experience of re-discovery is similar. Anyway these were taken in a remote French mountain village just a couple of months ago, and reminded me of Summer …..
River Swimming near the ‘Trois Bec’
October 4th, 2013
The ideal weekend activities for kids are those that include some pleasure for the parents too. Pixar got on to this years ago. Unlike poor Lou from our office – who nearly expired at Lego Land some weeks back – I thoroughly thrived on a recent ‘Fire of London’ weekend. Christopher Wren’s Monument is sensational (see below). The sights of the City, pretty empty and atmospheric on a Saturday are really pretty exciting for kids and adults alike. But best of all was the Museum of London. Tucked away but surprisingly large – this museum is world class.
September 25th, 2013
I had a great time at the House and Garden Summer Party with my very good friend and neighbour Ben Pentreath whose blog regularly features in the ‘Top Ten Blogs’ of many a glossy magazine. Not that we are jealous, but we couldn’t help noticing how popular his photographs are of his beautiful garden in Dorset. So, here are a few piccies of our garden in Dorset, channelling Ben Pentreath…..