Three Birthdays!!

This week three of my lovely lads had birthdays - Rob 30, Harry 3 and Reuben 3. We went to Savernake Forest to explore and enjoy a picnic. What a wonderful day - the sun shone and the rain held off until we were ready to leave. There was much excitement when Summer...


Harry’s birthday May 2021

May turned out to be wetter than expected, so rather than going to the pub, as originally planned, Harry came round to our house, and brought his little family with him. He came in wearing his Hi Vis vest and proceeded to fix everything with his new toolset. His...

Birthday boy

Snelsmore Common May 2021

I got an early morning text from Rob asking if I'd like to go for a walk with him, Summer and Reuben. Yes please!! We met at Snelsmore Common at 10am and had an absolutely lovely walk for an hour or more. Reuben was very funny as he kept seeing Gruffalos and...

Reuben Hill

Introducing Miss Enid Hill April 2021

Today we travelled north to see Jamie, Kat and our newest granddaughter Enid. We had a lovely drive and arrived at noon. Jamie lit the barbecue while Kat finished bathing Enid. We spent the most relaxing time with baby, beer, food and splendid conversation about...

Jamie, Enid and Kat

Easter Sunday 2021

Having been abandoned by the usually dutiful Annie, I spent Easter all alone. Well, no she didn't abandon me and no, I wasn't alone. That was just a bit of drama for effect. Yes, Annie had gone to visit AJ for Easter, but the trip had been planned for some time and...

Harry Cool

Gordon’s 30th Birthday

Gordon had an amazing family celebration for his 30th birthday at the Upton Smokery, near Burford. I'd not been to one of these before and was so impressed with the layout, ambiance, and of course the food was out of this world. My favourite was the salmon. Lots of...



It is the 1st of December 2019. My phone rang and it was Gordon "Dad I've been in a car accident". I could hear that Gordon was sedated and in a state of shock as he spoke. I remember panic rising in me and my heart starting to pound as the adrenalin kicked in. I...