SMASHED TV

SMASHED TV – NOT LOSING MY SH*T

Imagine the scene…I’ve called into Lidl to pick up a few bits while also collecting the eldest daughter and friends for their return to our house. My phone rings…“Dad, D has smashed the telly”. Now, I am a shouter. I admit that I can go from zero to 100 faster than Superman can get his […]

Eddie cat

International Cat Day – Meet Eddie

This International Cat Day I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to our longest service family pet – Eddie. Eddie has been with Helen and I since she was a kitten. Almost as soon as we had moved in together Helen and I brought Eddie and her Sister Patsy home. The sister were […]

My Sunday Photo Fields of Gold

My Sunday Photo: Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold – My Sunday Photo for 5th August 2018 Living in the countryside for the last four years has turned us into the farming cycle. Without even seeing a combine harvester I knew that the harvest was starting this July. This field, looking south from the edge of the North York Moors, is one I […]

jars of homemade blackberry jam

Making Blackberry Jam

We have dabbled with jam making in our household before. One drawback when on a budget is that the cost of purchasing the fruit as well as the preserving sugar works out to be far more expensive that jams you can buy in the supermarket. Even more expensive than your more artisan jams on the […]