I will be saying goodbye to the year at the end of this decade in Mylor Harbour, Cornwall. I'm here for a well-earned holiday in the fresh sea air, and to spend time with loved ones. In such beautiful surroundings, looking over the English Channel and the sweeping moorland, marked with farms and villages which … Continue reading Fare Well
When you’ve been for a run in the park, done your ‘chores’ and ‘helped’ with the baking, well then it’s time to turn on Classic FM, eat a treat and take an afternoon nap on the sofa.
November garden flowers.
Prince and Debbie Harry. Sweet dreams.
Last month, I celebrated my birthday sober to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. It's a cause close to my heart (and other organs) and, of course, I'm not alone. This, though, did not mean I had to forgo fizz on my big day, oh no. I was fully prepared to feel virtuous with my summer-time … Continue reading Zero Heroes
I said a mellow goodbye to Sober October with a fruity friend from the Languedoc. The well-named Lâchez-Vous! is a full-bodied Syrah/Grenache blend, red-purple in colour with the scent and taste of black and red berries. Dry and smooth, it went down very easily as I said hello to November. The next day, on a casual wander through … Continue reading Lâchez-Vous!
As a drawn-out, unpredictable, emotional rollercoaster of a sober October (my canine-supervised sobriety has been raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support ) draws to its inevitable close, Frank and Zoe-dog prepare for winter. They begin to tolerate each other in close proximity for the darkest months; sharing fur warmth and firework worries. Tomorrow, Zoe-dog will celebrate … Continue reading One of those mornings…