Beside the seaside

I could never be a travel blogger .. my posting skills are appalling. We have been back home for 6 weeks and I still haven’t got you to the UK  … here goes With only a handful of days of our holiday remaining, we left France via planes, trains and automobiles to get us to …

Yet more holiday rantings …

Hello France, hello beautiful weather, hello expanding waistline! Flying into Toulouse our destination was a village called Najac which is about 1.5 hours away. The reason for our trip was to meet another blogging friend, Annette. The motorways in France are well signed which is great, however their speed limit is 130 km which hubby …

More holiday rantings

Let’s get back to the Mediterranean … Greeks love their garlic which they add to most savoury dishes. I have eaten some of the best tzatziki I have ever had the pleasure of tasting, used crusty bread to mop up Greek olive oil which had been poured lovingly onto a side plate, shared oven baked …

Holiday rantings

So much for me posting more regularly …what nonsense! I do have an excuse though, we have been away overseas for the past month seeing family, friends and bloggers! Trust me, I’m no travel writer so I seriously hope that I won’t bore you with my holiday rantings. Arriving at Heathrow airport at a sensible …

Misty Mornings

I haven’t done a post in such a long time .. does it matter? Well not really I guess. The question is, are you good people still out there waiting for more news from Frog Pond Farm? Autumn has abruptly become winter .. it’s funny how one season disappears into another. Swallowed up. Nature is …

Autumn jumble

It was drizzling on Sunday morning which made me chomp at the bit (I love that expression) to be outdoors messing about in the veg garden .. with gloves on though, I had my nails painted for a do! Autumn is a favourite season … Loddon Lane Vineyard .. Marlborough A few weeks back, we …

Marching into Autumn

Our autumn garden is starting to get that jaded look. In saying that, it is still doing a fine job of attracting monarch butterflies. And it is still feeding us … we are munching on the sweetest corn and as I planted more dwarf and runner beans I’m picking those daily too. There are chillies and capsicum and a variety of …

Life is grand …

I’m gazing lovingly out the window. It is a superb sunny day, with bright blue skies and a light breeze. The bugs are chirping merrily away outdoors, relishing the gorgeous autumn weather. The grass thanks to the volumes of rain we experienced last week, resembles an electric green carpet. It never ceases to amaze me how …

Super man

I have never actually dedicated a post to anyone … I wonder why? 😀 But as Bill is leaving on Sunday and given how busy he has been cooking meals for us, making jams and jellies, picking and freezing fruit and generally being a top bloke, I thought I would – although I hate to say he …

Oh the view

I was so pleased with myself the other day. I shut the office door, grabbed my camera and headed off to the coast. I couldn’t resist taking some pics of the amazing views we have not far from where we live. I still have to pinch myself .. I love this place. Oaia Island West …