Less than half an hour’s drive, in any direction, through negligible traffic for one used to the joys of the M25 on a Friday evening, transports one out into the gently undulating, verdant landscape Continue reading Northern Ireland – a discovery on your doorstep
next time you pause by the water cooler in a shop or office, or indulge in a bit of “water cooler gossip”, remember you are following in the footsteps of many a Victorian worker Continue reading Water Fountains – have they always been a place for office politics?
Is the Tiny House Movement for you? Originating in the USA, this social movement encourages those who prefer a few hundred feet of living space to a few thousand. Their homes come in all shapes and forms but allow the occupant to live a simpler life in an efficient space. Continue reading Could you live in a tiny home?
A slave to the spreadsheet, the telephone and email, under the control of the Men in Grey, hustling from meeting to meeting, life was blurred. And then my body screamed “HALT”. Continue reading Open your eyes! Beauty and the eye of the beholder
when I became enchanted by a very elderly and somewhat neglected Dutch sailing barge, all the warnings fell on deaf ears Continue reading Tender Loving Care and the revival of a historic Dutch lady
I ventured to the regal setting of Audley End House and Gardens, little guessing what a treat was in store Continue reading A day trip to Audley End – in search of unexpected Essex
I am no psycho-analyst or philosopher, but I firmly believe that, although they say the eyes are the windows of your soul, your bookshelves reveal much of your true self! Continue reading What could your bookcase be saying about you?
As my own health has recently improved through taking care with what I eat, so that of my pets has come under scrutiny. Continue reading Are you killing your pet with kindness? How to “spring forward”with your best friend?
…even on a cold winter’s night, when wind meets tide and she gently creaks and rocks, there is a sense of safety in her ancient, iron sides and a soothing cosiness comes from the glowing stove Continue reading Is barge life for you? Your questions answered
The current worldwide hysteria over immigration has left me, and I am sure many others, disturbed, saddened and uneasy Continue reading Have we forgotten what happened in our shared history?