On a Roll...

Second writing session of the week :)


#NationalWritingDay seems a fitting time to end my malaise and crack on with writing my Christmas ghost story...

Writing Lamp

I haven't been able to put pen to paper for such a long while :( Hopefully, my new writer's lamp will motivate me :)

Fasciated Purple Toadflax

Our purple toadflax has finally flowered. It has also developed a fascinated stem and flower head, making this a quite rare specimen of the plant. We picked the seed for this flower from Elvedon Forest after stopping off there after moving Amber's belongings to her new home in Norwich a couple of years ago. It is lovely seeing the plant finally flower and to find it has discovered a rare stem mutation 🙂

Sorting Out the Attic #1

I am not going to lie, my attic is currently a tip. But today I made a start tidying it, until something caught my eye and derailed me for the afternoon lol:

My Neighbours Dog...

My neighbour's dog reacting to a storm and general garden ambience:


Night Night

A weekend of terrible anxiety. But, for now at least, a moment of calm. Night night everyone.

Running and Writing

Whether I am running or writing, this girl is by my side :)

Lamb, Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury

A Cacophany of Crows

As if they were celebrating the first day of Summer, a gathering of Jackdaws heralded the breaking dawn by deciding to wake the whole neighbourhood with their raucous caws. The two resident nesting magpies seemed to take umbrage to the Jackdaw's presence and added to the cacophony with their quarrelsome cackles.

Despite it being 4.30 in the morning, I managed to drag myself out of bed to take a couple of photographs of the morning Summer sky. I even managed a little audio recording of the birds:

A Record-Breaking May...

Well, what a glorious end to Spring 2020. We were all really spoiled with the weather here in the UK in May - with the month breaking the record of the sunniest calendar month on record!  My garden has flourished in the sunshine and has continued to offer me solace as the pandemic continues to sweep across the world. We even managed to have a bbq, our first this year :)