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Polytunnel at Ardo

July 14, 2014

It was a windless day on Saturday so we said: ‘let’s try putting over the polythene’, and so we did.


June 7, 2014

Sad to be leaving my cosy kitchen at Ardo to drive South to take care of my ailing mother in Cornwall.


May 24, 2014

The sky may not be blue but the ground makes up for it this month.

Bud break Day

April 20, 2014

It’s always a good day when the buds decide to open.


April 15, 2014

Coming back to Ardo of the North isn’t too bad when it’s a day like today. I remember when this fellow was a pot plant gift.

Up and Down

April 2, 2014

The two jobs we are addressing this week are taking a tree down and putting a poly tunnel up. To achieve one, we have to dig down and the tree of course has to be cut up. Poly tunnel up

The Magic Tree

April 1, 2014


March 19, 2014

There’s nowhere more delightful than ones own fireplace.

The Arrow and the Song

March 10, 2014

Sometimes a boundary gate looks like the perfect place to put poetry. It would have been more helpful if Henry Longfellow had written one more verse to fit but it was good enough here underneath our Oak tree by Biscuit Tin Cottage.

Chill wind means breakfast inside.

March 4, 2014

There has been a sudden drop in temperature in the Southern Alps so breakfast has to be inside. I am almost embarrassed at the fun I have had painting two scabby tables from the recycling yard.