Father was as clever as the dickens at getting all of us to assist him

Gardens and children need the same things, patience, love, and someone who will never give up on them — Nicolette Sowder

Guy Fawkes Night

It’s long been a tradition in the UK to have a bonfire and fireworks on 5 November. …


The response coded into an amazing Crop Circle

Binary code: The same pattern which appears in the crop was transmitted into space in 1974 as a radio message and (inset) the brooding face is made up of circles.

The crop circle, or rather patterns in the crops appearing in 2001 were absolutely fabulous, the sheer scale of the ‘sculptures’ seem to discount the usual explanation of ‘a band of crop circle creators with a couple of scaffold boards’. …


The possibility of a woodland in your own garden

A woodland walk is a relaxing thing, you probably already know the path its become familiar, you already know the scene; the collection of trees changing with the seasons, every walk provides different interest and discoveries.

My meditations usually start in a woodland, I walk down a well-trodden path, the…


Creating a living work of art in your garden

Monet said of his garden at Giverny ‘It was my most beautiful work of Art’

For a number of years, together with a group of friends, we used to travel in convoy over to France in our classic MGs for a few days with the company ‘Motoring Abroad’.

We would…


Losing the joy of ‘Ownership’

“Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have”.

Somedays it doesn’t feel like ‘joy’ it just feels overwhelming. New businesses are starting up and flourishing from all our ‘decluttering’. …


Use Cashback Sites and Get Paid to Shop

I could tell you there’s a magic formula to attract abundance — I would be lying — and you would know it’s a scam.

Cryptocurrencies is one of the ways, and if you’re prepared to take the risks, then why not? Unfortunately, I have known a great many people lose everything on a ‘Sure Thing’.

Most people become rich by having many sources of income, just trickling in. Those little trickles, join other little…


Thank you for opening my eyes, the worst thing is when it's not true, but how can anyone prove it. There is some horrible spitefulness, at the moment. An acquaintance of mine is going to tell her sister-in-law that her late husband had an affair whilst they were married - why?


Thanks for a great article, I need to be reminded constantly.


The Secret of Success is to be Adaptable — Mostly

My idea of fun is to sit looking at a blank wall in a cottage, making up stories in utter silence. The thought of going back to work in an office is horrendous — Paula Hawkins

As writers, a bit of chaos is a good thing, we can use our…

Pamella Richards

Beekeeper — get the buzz

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