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Not as planned.

March 14, 2020 - Mid March then, and as normal this is EXACTLY the time of year that "our" frogs start spawning in the garden. Only THIS...
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Four days before (astronomical) spring starts - and the garden springs into life.

March 16, 2019 - “There’s one antidote to gloom and despair that never fails: the wildlife that got us all going in the first place. It’s...
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The Biblical plague. Again.

March 14, 2018 - Last year I wrote about the biblical plague of frogs that befell us in mid March - and this year is no different. Wel...
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Orgy. Orgy. Orgy. Oi. Oi. Oi.

March 12, 2017 - “There’s one antidote to gloom and despair that never fails: the wildlife that got us all going in the first place. It’s...
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Querquedula doo. (My dame has lost her shoe).

April 06, 2015 - Things are afoot, grapple fans. Things are… happening. Spring is springing and the cockerels are crowing. Not just th...
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Have you got herpes?

March 25, 2015 - Well… not specifically you – I'd not have got your attention without the "you" and you’d probably already know if you ha...
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Patience, child.

February 18, 2015 - View from the Ridgeway. Winter. I don’t suppose I’m known for my patience. I certainly think of myself as a pretty...
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For forty days it’ll rain nae mare....?

July 17, 2013 - Monday, (July 15 th) was the date on which we used to feast for St.Swithun – a Bishop of Winchester in the mid 800s. On...
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End of the Olympics...

August 12, 2012 - The weather has been great for the last few days - in fact, to be fair, it's not rained much at all since the schools (a...
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Wild things. You make my heart sing.

July 26, 2012 - I got up extremely early again this morning (before dawn) as I had another blood test to be done (ongoing investigations...
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Flash floods again – it must be Wimbledon fortnight…

June 29, 2012 - To be fair, the rain (and there’s been plenty of it again in the midlands and north of the country) hasn’t really affect...
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A warm week ends with a day of sleet

March 04, 2012 - As predicted here, we've ended a fortnight of warm, sunny (spring-like) days with a day of cold rain - indeed as I type...
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