It seems almost incredible that it’s taken this long to get to Spring, but now it’s arrived in our garden it’s come on in a furious rush. The wisteria is framing our bedroom window with sleepy nodding blue, the honeysuckle has over-spilled the trellis-work and sent cascades of pink blooms pouring down towards the lawn, … Continue reading
Category Archives: Serendipity
Blogs about how stuff just happens
The art of not saying no….
The estimable Mr Giles Coren (@gilescoren, in case you’re not yet following him on Twitter) tweeted out the latest from his wife’s excellent blog Recipe Rifle this morning – about not losing a sense of perspective when your toddler insists on eating their tea standing up and directly from the pan (as Mr Coren is the … Continue reading
You know you’re getting old when…..
By some distance the Christmas present you’ve got the most use out of by January 2nd is the pair of fabulously comfortable merino/silk thermal vests your sister-in-law gave you…..even more hours use than the Kindle Fire HD the banksman got me (well, depending on how you define the work “use” – obviously I’m just wearing … Continue reading
My recipe for a successful Christmas? Get your three bad luck strikes in early…
Wow, so that’s been a roller-coaster two weeks. There’s been an intense level of trepidation associated with this year’s festivities in our house: we were accommodating the extended family (in-laws, sisters, brother-in-law and three-month old baby), in our new house, with our new dog. And at least one generation of the family is going through … Continue reading
Caution! This gender-balance is reversing!
Sitting on the train drawing into Paddington station (en route from Slough to Leeds, both destinations of fabulous exotic promise and salubriousness), you can’t help but notice, if you are staring mindlessly out of the window at the right moment, the signs declaring “Where is your banksman?”. No, not a reference to a rebranding of … Continue reading