The art of riddling

Colin has a plan. He is going to sift the soil from the back lawn to remove rubble, stones, sticks, dead roots, etc. and has put together a contraption, using two wing stands for gliders, that he can ‘riddle’ the soil through. The first iteration collapses when used, so he screws it all together and… Continue reading The art of riddling

Moving day!

The day we have been anticipating for many, many months now has finally arrived. Today we are moving back in!!! Excitement is mixed with exhaustion after the last few days/weeks/months but we have a team of 10 very jolly volunteers from the village who arrive at 9am on a Sunday morning (on a sunny Bank… Continue reading Moving day!

Rainy bank holiday

It is May Day, Bank holiday Monday, and in sharp contrast to yesterday when we were gardening in the sunshine, today it is bucketing down with rain and even hail. F***ing hail. Colin finishing off painting the ceiling in the corridor from the sitting room. Cat has been cleaning the old stairs, removing all the… Continue reading Rainy bank holiday