actual manor house

Things have not gone particularly right today. Bank would not allow a standing order of sufficient magnitude to be set up online to pay rent. Went to bank. Ran into friend on the way. Lovely to see her! 20 minute delay on way to bank. Cannot set up standing order at bank kiosk either. Eyed […]

IT’S STILL MAY I CAN STILL PLANT STUFF I’m afraid I’m probably the kind of gardener who is only going to garden if it’s stuff one sows directly. Or, at least at this early stage in my gardening career, that certainly appears to be true. Which is fine, really. The fact that I got potatoes […]

I have Ambitions about the garden. My Ambitions probably require a wood chipper, a chainsaw, a tiller, whatever one uses to pull (reasonably small, because I wouldn’t try to deal with the big trees) stumps/roots out, and as many willing bodies as is feasible, to accomplish. See, half of it garden is gone to wild, […]

I was in town yesterday and saw a fruit vendor with 1-kilo flats of strawberries for €5 each, which I thought was an excellent deal. I bought two, came home with them, and went back out not much later to get (other things also, but) four more. The young lady at the booth looked at […]

This is long, but I’m Showing Stuff Off, so I’m not putting it behind a cut. :) The house & front garden: The sun room (with slightly distorted child), visible to the right of the house: The living room end of the Long Room: The dining room end of the Long Room: The library: To […]