This would be quite a disrupted start to the new year in our cottage garden. Our cottage is many centuries old and we had found evidence of Death Watch Beetle. That led to the layers of the external walls having to be removed and renovated. […]
This was the year that I finally received the diagnosis that would change my life. In June, 2017, I was finally diagnosed with Parkinson’s. For most people, such news is a horror. For me, although the illness is a horror to me, after knowing for […]
Over the following two years, our cottage garden continued to evolve. With an increasing desire to be able to host social gatherings and not have our chairs sink into the sandy soil over the course of a few hours (lol…and yes, it was the sandy […]
Things really stepped up from 2013, in terms of what we were developing with our cottage garden. Kevin worked as a plant Nurseryman and so he decided that he did not really want to do much of the gardening. Pretty much from the get-go, the garden […]
Today’s Bongo adventure took me to the suburbs of Ipswich; the county town of Suffolk. Ipswich centre is about 50 minutes drive from my cottage but, to get to visit my friend Jo, the suburbs of Ipswich are about 30 minutes drive and that is […]
“Now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.” ― Charles Bukowski. A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died! This was a complete shock, not […]
Trees restore me well. The rustle of leaves enchants. Factories pollute. (c) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
A pathway of autumnal glow When Nature bows her head for rest. While trees prepare for season’s flow Like rust upon what summer blessed. The morning dew drops hang like gems As chill winds cause crisp leaves to fall. Such a welcome the pathway lends To all the […]