June catch-up, oh yeah, we have a dog!

July 11, 2018

This is Ruby the red bone coon hound.
Our littles named her.

She’s not exactly my dog, or Chloe’s or Kerstin’s (whose inspiration is the reason for Ruby), she is a collective family dog.

She’s a puppy. A bit wild, a bit uncontrollable, a chaser, tree-er and a loud bayer, a swimmer, a destroyer of dog toys, a snaffler of cat food, a beggar, a digger, and a big snuggler, and, we love her to death.

She want’s to be in the middle of everything we do.

Especially in the middle of beds.

We now have a new tradition of mornings at the dog park where we’ve met a bunch of new, lovely people and their dogs.
We are also really guilty of getting to know our new friends as, Bill, Veronica, “Shadow’s owner”, “Bella’s owner” “Tamaku’s owner…

Now I’m not capable of committing to owning a dog because of my commitment to this lifestyle, but I’m happy to say that as a collective family dog, Ruby fits right in.
Best of both worlds.

Hello from Sunday night…finally!

Hello everyone, I’m back in England. Which may seem like a strange thing, because if you read my posts, it looks like I never left! I did leave England for almost 2 months, but the day I left, my computer left me. That is…

July 9, 2018

Bluebell heaven

You know, it’s pretty rare for me to get here at the turning point of the seasons, but this year I managed just that. Four weeks ago, the trees were bare and the ground covered with frost, and today suddenly it’s practically summer! One…

May 8, 2018

Adieu April showers, bring on the May flowers!

Hi everyone, This was going to be a hello from Sunday night post, but then I didn’t think I had much to say (past the car boot sale on Sunday) and then I thought that maybe I wanted Monday to finish up some art…

May 1, 2018

Buying an apple tree

Hi everyone, I was very excited today because today was the day we decided to buy a replacement apple tree for the one we had to take down last year to make way for the carport. Buying an apple tree is serious stuff for…

April 26, 2018

Hello from Sunday night, and a field walking, car showing me!

Hello everybody, Well, this is a turn-up for the books. Oxfordshire seems to have gone from winter to summer overnight. The weather turned and suddenly we have highs of 26 degrees, full-on summer dress weather, and I didn’t pack for that…lol. But the fields…

April 23, 2018

Hello from Sunday night; which turned into Monday night again

Hi everybody, I’m in England. Just got here four days ago from a month away in Kelowna on baby and watch helping Kerstie and Adam with the girls and letting my daughter get a little extra rest. I’m happy to report that my newest…

April 16, 2018

Hello from Sunday night

Oh my gosh! You know how I watch for the first winter blooms. I’m not a fan of winters and so look for signs of spring the day after Christmas. So it’s no wonder that I’m anxious for the snowdrops to start blooming. I…

March 4, 2018

What the hell? Yeah, I know!

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I’m alive! All is well. When my mother mentions that I haven’t written a post in ages, I feel vaguely guilty but don’t worry too much. When Robert tells me that he loves rereading my posts I think…

February 27, 2018