A Slow Worm! A What? 4

Ever since I’ve moved to England I’ve learnt a lot of interesting (and weird) things. The people here think Australia is weird, but the UK has lots of weird things for an Aussie like me, and the latest one is a “Slow Worm”. Some of you will know that I do scything in my garden […]

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Don’t ever use Chronopost

Don’t ever use Chronopost Chronopost is a French courier and mail company (part of the DPD Group) and I’ve had two terrible situations with them. This is just a warning for anyone searching for information on Chronopost – don’t ever use them! The first problem A couple of years ago, when I was living in […]

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

On Tuesday last, I went to the Chelsea Flower Show in London for the first time. The UK and particularly London is all so new to me. I’ve seen almost nothing of London, and England in general, and there’s so much to see. I’m very glad to have had the opportunity to go to the […]

Bluebell Woods 1

Bluebell Woods Finding these nice Bluebell’s was a surprise today. As part of exploring around my new home in the UK, I’m in the habit of just taking paths and seeing where they lead. Today I received the treat of finding these lovely Bluebell fields in the woods nearby. It was delightful to wander amongst […]

How Long is a Long Walk?

Today I ventured on a longer walk, and it ended up being longer than I’d thought. I was away from home for 2 hours and 40 minutes. What a walk! I went through the forest, down the North Downs, close to the M25, back up the North Downs and then through the forests and farms […]

the lost gardens of heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan 3

While in Cornwall last week, we visited a place called The Lost Gardens of Heligan and we were all pleasantly surprised. We only went there because it was close to where we were staying (a place called Pentewan, near Mevagissy)) and supposedly one of the recommended local attractions. We now know that The Lost Gardens […]

A Day at the Eden Project

Last Monday, Gloria, Ella and I spent a day at the Eden Project. It was Ella’s idea originally, and it was a great idea. It really is a nice place. The Eden Project is all about working with Nature, preserving Nature and living sustainably. The whole site of the Eden Project was and old quarry before […]

Three deer in the garden 2

Last Monday, just after the sun came up, we noticed three deer in our back garden. Have a look at the video below (you’ll have to “full screen” the video to see it properly). What a great view of nature. I’m not sure what mother deer was trying to teach her young, but she certainly […]

Karting Victory – At Last!

On Monday, I was lucky enough to achieve a karting victory for the first time. The race was at the Crawley indoor karting track and the format was a 15 minute qualifying session followed by a 15 minute race. I qualified third and, as you can see in the video below, it was mostly a lot […]

A walk through Woldingham 2

Went on a walk through Woldingham today. Lots of little laneways between buildings and across the country side. I had a great time exploring. Here are some photos I took along the way.

Renovation Photos

I’m trying to upload photos of the renovation works going on at our new home in England. I’ve been experimenting with the best way to protect the images so that only our friends and family can see them. Not sure if I’m getting it right yet. Nothing seems to work properly. To access the photos, […]