At Home

Yes, I have been outside. Not only the house, but also the grounds. Really. Always with the dogs. Of course. On one of yesterday's village walks, we visited the pub for a family Sunday lunch. I say 'the' pub, but there are several in the village. I like it here. I could easily stay longer … Continue reading At Home

Sunny Green

This is what I see when I step outside the cottage and, well, the title should be plural - greens - shouldn't it? All those shades of green telling me why I love this land of England. It's just that 'greens' puts me in mind of cabbage, so this title stays singular. So, it's day … Continue reading Sunny Green

Good morning, Nailsworth.

The Cotswolds staycation day one. This is the view from the bedroom window in the converted stable building which is 'home' for the next week. On the way here, I was reminded just how beautiful the Cotswolds are. Why I have stayed away so long is a mystery to me. 

Word of the month: /ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪt/

invigilate Verb: Intransitive British  Meaning: Supervise candidates during an examination e.g. ‘during exams, all she had to do was invigilate’ Origin: Mid 16th century (in the general sense ‘watch over, keep watch’) -  from Latin invigilat - ‘watched over’, from the verb invigilare, from in- ‘upon, towards’ + vigilare ‘watch’ (from vigil ‘watchful’). Pronunciation: invigilate/ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪt/ (With … Continue reading Word of the month: /ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪt/

Brass Tacks

'Birth, and copulation, and death. That's all the facts when you come to brass tacks; Birth, and copulation, and death.' T.S.Eliot - Sweeney Agonistes: Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama (1933) (Read today on an examination script)