Month: September 2018

Ringing the Bells of Change

Depending on the day and time, I sometimes arrive to the cheerful sound of a peel of Church bells.  This always makes me smile, as I think of busy villagers getting ready for a Church service or, when it is evening, perhaps the local bell-ringers are having a practice?  My clients tell me they love…

Rich Summer Dip

We love nothing better than to have good friends round for an evening of food, wine, chat and laughter.  One of our friends gave us a wonderful and very simple recipe for an incredibly tasty dip! It takes merely a few minutes to make and I guarantee that you’ll find it full of fresh summery…

Hedge Sanctuary

I believe that connecting with nature and the environment is fundamentally important to human well-being.   When we moved into our cottage, we planted a hedgerow along the fence perimeter of our little cottage garden. The hedge plants are all native and so suit the wildlife.  Nine years on and the hedgerow is full of…

Autumn Garden Veg Patch

With the onset of the autumn season, it is time to start clearing the garden up from the summer activities and putting the structures in place for planting and growing for the cold seasons and into spring, in the new year.  Over the last year, I have not done much in the way of gardening,…

Talking Parkinson’s

In the Parkinson’s community that is Parkinson’s Road; a Facebook based global support group that I write for and co-facilitate, the subject of communication between people with Parkinson’s and those close to them, arises frequently.  This is an incredibly important and complex subject and this post is just another brief aspect of a far bigger…