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Lately: Car port, Oxford, and lunch at The Vaults, plus video!

Hello everyone, It’s been quite the busy week round here. We’ve (when I say we, I mean Robert), have chopped down an apple tree. It was a hard decision to chop it down, mainly because it was such a hardy and healthy tree, but…

August 14, 2016

A steam rally visit

Do you guys know what a steam rally is? You probably do, but up until a few years ago, I didn’t. It’s a gathering of all sorts of historic steam-powered machines from the Industrial Revolution to modern times. There are machines that whir, and…

July 23, 2016

Last post from home, next post from … home!

Well here we are again. The summer is here and it’s time for me to move countries for a couple of months. So I’ve cuddled our babies, hugged my children, and especially Chloe, who I hate to leave for two months, watered the garden,…

June 28, 2015

Time for one last walk. The Wychwood forest.

Very close to us at West Cottage is a forest called Wychwood. It used to stretch over 180 square miles and was counted as a Royal Forest of William the Conqueror in the 1086 Doomsday book. It’s a mixed forest of pines, beech, oak,…

August 31, 2014

Friday night disaster…averted!

I have a Land Rover story to tell you, but rather than show you the gruesome happenings, I’m going to show you the lovely vintage things I bought the other day. So, I had to run into Oxford today and Robbie and I made…

August 29, 2014