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Post-solstice meander

This post is the first of several looking back/moving forward surveys—a process I always enjoy at this time of year. Although it’s been unusually mild—so much so that I think I may ...

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Sticker shock

Raise your hand if you enjoy spending up to half an hour removing adhesive stickers from ceramic pots. No hands up? What a surprise. I have upgraded my game a bit for ...

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The cat problem

Judging from this scene, it’s probably not a good idea for us to introduce another cat to our household. And no, it’s not that there are two many pictures of them on ...

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Remedial Gardening

My wife Suzanne and I used to have our best fights in the garden. I don’t remember her actually throwing a trowel at me, but on several occasions I’m sure she came ...

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