Creative Scarecrows

Creative Scarecrows
The village created a challenge to create the best 'scarecrow' out of household objects and sit them outside their houses. There was over 70 entries! What a great idea! - maybe a good one to get the kids (or adults) creative minds flowing, even just to make your neighbours smile...

Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling
How cute is this! It's so lovely to see the sense of community spirit that has arisen more than ever since lockdown began, and stumbling upon this painted rock on my walk today really did make me smile! #walking #lockdown #keepsmiling #communityspirit

Picnic!

Picnic!
With the lockdown restrictions having been eased slightly, we have decided to take advantage of the lovely weather this weekend. We are dusting off the picnic blanket and cool bag so we can take a picnic with us on our long walk and stop in a scenic spot and enjoy the views with...

Baking, baking and more baking!

Baking, baking and more baking!
In my house, lockdown has meant baking, baking and more baking! My partner has the sweetest tooth so it keeps him quiet for a few hours! Today's creation.. terrys chocolate orange and white chocolate cookie dough bars.. they are truly delicious! Now to try and not eat them all in...

Fitness in Lockdown

Fitness in Lockdown
Well a wet lockdown certainly brings new challenges! We’ve been so fortunate to have the lovely weather recently, allowing us to get out and about for our daily exercise to keep fit. It also hugely helps our mental health by keeping active and getting fresh air! But seeming as the...

Time to dust off my cook books

With more time on my hands, I am spending not only more time thinking about food but more money on food. My slow cooker has been put away for a bit and with all the lovely weather I have been craving more crunch - especially salads. It is wonderful to...

Lend a helping hand

Lend a helping hand
In our village, they have handed out letters to all the residents, asking for fit and healthy volunteers to assist where possible, the older people in the village, helping them to get their shopping or prescriptions etc., if they are unable to get out themselves at the moment. We of...

New Life

New Life
Today's walk took a twist through the woods and came across a farm. Did you know - Cows spend 10 to 12 hours a day lying down... Oh to be a cow! Dairy cows provide 90% of the world’s milk supply and the best cows give over 25 gallons of...

Spring

Spring
Nothing shouts ‘Spring!’ like the daffodil. When I relocated from London one of my first purchases last winter was rubber mats for my car. They have been worth their weight in gold! I am looking forward to putting my wellies away for a while however the fields around my house are...