The back garden is ready for its close-up

I wanted to share a few pictures of the back garden that I took this weekend. I am keeping the wider views under wraps because I am still working on the paving, so there are various unattractive sacks of sand, piles of bricks, a displaced woodpile, and so forth, all ruining the aesthetics. You don't…

July View 2016, and a major garden edit

I've been putting off writing my End of Month View for the past few days, which is why it's late. I could blame a full-time job, a packed social diary, and some very intensive training for this, but if the truth be told, I haven't yet written about my July view because I'm not content…

International Relations

Accompanying today's Monday vase is an assortment of objects from across the world, lining up in peace and harmony to show Boris just how international relationships should be done. Alongside the homely arrangement of buddleia, sweetpeas, foxglove and lavender upon the continental shelf above our fireplace, we have a Chinese hot water bottle, a Swedish…