Back in the saddle again

It’s not a particularly familiar saddle but we’ve had to get back on the “showing our house” horse. We’d accepted an offer on our house around a month ago but last week got an email that the buyer had withdrawn their offer due to a delay in the sale of her property… whatever that means….

Six on Saturday #3

For this week’s six on Saturday (it is still Saturday right?) I decided to do a quick macro study of leaves. Found some pretty good stuff outside and two from inside. Thanks again to The Propagator for Six on Saturday


I need some silver for the ferryman! We’re seriously stuck in limbo at the moment. Formal offers are in play in both directions and there’s not a damn thing that we can do to progress either of them. The buyer for our house is supposedly in the process of putting her house on the market…

Isle of May Trip

This boat trip has been on my wish list for a while now. We tried to go last year but the sailing was cancelled due to weather/water conditions. This year the weather was perfect! Sunny day, cool wind and no haar! Even though the weather was kind the North Sea is not for the faint…

Six on Saturday #2

I haven’t been able to get around to another Six on Saturday for the past few weeks, stuff keeps getting in the way of my fun! The sun has been punishing my garden this week. Everything is beginning to look pretty dehydrated and we’re in great need of some rain. Here’s my very sunny six!…

Homebuilding & Renovating Show

A few weekends ago we returned to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show, this time in Glasgow. Last year we had attended when we were in early planning stages, still wondering if we could actually do this. Ahhhh, we were so young, with such stars in our eyes! This year’s experience was very much different, we…

My very late June nature board. Looking around the garden it felt like Sophie’s Choice because so much is at it’s peak at the moment so I’ve done a dog walk edition of the nature board this month. There are a few local walks we frequent, this is from a short walk that’s very close to the house. I think next month I’ll go for findings from a longer walk that’s further afield. Clockwise from the top left (my best guesses, let me know if you know any by a different name): Maidenhair Spleenwort Dog-rose Common Thisle Elderflower Milk Thistle Pyrethrum Daisy Red Clover Tiny pinecones This was definitely the most painful nature board yet…those spines! Ouch!

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