Wednesday 17 May 2017

New Blog

You may think we have gone completely... 

NO we have started another blog which we will be completing every now and then...

This can be found at

We have had to change the blog to use Blogger as it provides a better platform than the one on our web space.

Happy viewing

Saturday 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing all our readers a very Merry Christmas and the very best for 2017.

Keep reading our Blog for exciting times ahead for us in 2017

Thursday 15 December 2016

Full Moon??

Perhaps it's due to this....

But by last night my cushion collection had swelled to this...

Today's bracing walk around Fairhaven and along the coast has cleared my head... for now, at least!

I think these two had one thing in mind..

to see the Spitfire, proudly displayed, by the lake and read about the part local people played, organising a collection to buy a Spitfire towards the war effort...
A remarkable story.

Thanks to Gaynor and Tim for a lovely afternoon. You've restored my sanity!!

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Relaxation techniques...

During this stressful time of house buying and selling with its "offers" and surveys, I've taken to relaxing by making cushion covers in the style of Jo Hill textiles.

This was my first attempt..

Then I tried a darker linen background and a slightly thinner hare...

Last night I thought I'd branch out and this is the not yet finished result...

Once again, Susan, your fabric has come in Very handy! Thank you! xx

Saturday 26 November 2016

Fingers Crossed!

With a bit of luck and a following wind, our house hunting days MAY be over!

Sale of ours and purchase of another one in the hands of the respective solicitors... what more can we say?!

Perhaps this will be the final set of house-hunting (ok, Susan, sight-seeing!!) photos...

But then again, who knows?

Sunday 20 November 2016

Another day; another house hunt!

We are certainly getting around these days in our search for our next home.

Yesterday we travelled up from Clitheroe, a small market town in Lancashire (and Colin's birthplace!), to Cravendale. The snow was still lying on the higher fells but the scenery was dark and atmospheric..
Today we were in Cumbria. Our journey took us up the M6, passing Lancaster, with a view of the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park.

Then on towards Kendal, with the Cumbrian fells in the distance covered in snow..

We stopped by the River Levens, near Low Sizergh to see the rush of water going over the weir....

As we retraced our route down the M6, the sun was setting over Morecambe Bay...

and the Bleasdale Fells looked a picture with the last rays of sun catching the snow covered summit..

This house-hunting lark makes us appreciate what a lovely area of the country we live in.

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Pond dipping!

Beside the water again, today but this time a lot closer to home... the garden pond to be exact.

Checking the health of the water, this was is what I scooped out...

Based on this small sample we look like having a fine show of newts again next year and a wealth of other pond life,too. Very happy with that!