Designing and Planning a Vegetable Garden

At the time that we bought our house with its overgrown wilderness of a garden, we had no idea how much outdoor space we actually had, but we were certain that whatever the size, a large part of it would be taken up by raised beds and become a productive vegetable plot. Once we’d clearedContinue reading “Designing and Planning a Vegetable Garden”

Clearing the Wilderness to Make Room for our Vegetable Garden

When we bought a derelict house and overgrown garden in August 2013, we were actually far more interested in what we could make of the outdoor space, rather than just focusing on inside! Both the front and back gardens were so neglected that we didn’t even know how much land we had, in fact weContinue reading “Clearing the Wilderness to Make Room for our Vegetable Garden”


Some very exciting things have been happening in the garden this week! The two big imposing trees that have been left to grow out of control and overpower the garden, are coming down! Tree 1 – The Giant Conifer Tree 2 – The Overgrown Christmas Tree I’m gutted that I haven’t actually seen any ofContinue reading “TIMBER!”

Renovation Project!

Since we got back from our stint in France we’ve been renting a lovely cottage on a farm, which has totally suited our needs as we’ve had a busy few years workwise and otherwise, but the one thing we were missing was our own garden to be able to get back into the lifestyle thatContinue reading “Renovation Project!”

Around the World in 80 Words – Moustiers Ste. Marie

I spotted this idea on Sam Cleasby’s Pretty Little Peculiar blog, Sam was originally inspired by another blogger SAHD and proud and after reading Sam’s and a few other posts, I felt inspired to join in! So here we go, and actually it’s not as easy as it seems, my first entry about one of my favouriteContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Words – Moustiers Ste. Marie”

Castle Hunting in Wales

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of being invited to the National Association of DJs‘ New Year Party, which was being held in Newport in South Wales. As it was quite a trip down there, we decided to make a weekend of it and do some exploring, neither of us had been toContinue reading “Castle Hunting in Wales”

New Year, New Things To Do!

First post of the New Year – and well overdue! We’re no different to anyone else in that, on the first of January, we set ourselves some New Year resolutions and I’m pleased to report that, one month on, we’re actually sticking to at least one of them! We decided to try and get outContinue reading “New Year, New Things To Do!”

Summer draws to a close…

It’s definitely the end of the summer here in France. Not because the weather’s changed, we’re still enjoying beautiful sunshine most of the time (although it’s raining as I write this) but because the ‘festival’ season is over. On our previous holidays in France we hadn’t particularly noticed the spirit of the ‘fete’ that takesContinue reading “Summer draws to a close…”