Author: Julie

Spring 2017

With the weather being so nice lately we have been spending most of out time outdoors. We secured the duck pond liner last month to stop it blowing around and we have now added some wooden platforms for them and edged it with some limestone we had lying around, it’s not exactly landscaped but it does the job. The reed…

New shelves in the cellar

Everything is still all white

It started to snow just before New Year and we haven’t seen the garden since. There were a few days where the temperature managed to stay above 0C just long enough for all  the snow on the roofs to melt  and where it had melted turned to a muddy mess, but the snow has returned so it’s back to digging…

51 years young

Today I turned 51, not a milestone birthday in the U.K. but here they celebrate birthdays ending in a one and not a zero. Having a birthday at this time of year has normally been uneventful it was always difficult to plan anything because friends were busy with work Xmas doos so it’s usually been a very quiet affair. Today…

Lots of Windows

September and the beginning of October has brought on the arrival of Autumn along with unpredictable weather, one day we are in jumpers and the next back to tee shirts, but even on the warm days the nights are starting to get a bit chilly. September also saw the arrival of Minami and Wataru and with winter approaching we started…

Active August

With great relief the weather has started to cool off a bit in August and we have finally had some rain, which was perfect timing for our next couple of volunteers to arrive. First to arrive was James who helped get the bathroom and freezer room windows sanded, the extension roof tiled and among other things started to plane the…