Category Archives: summer

If you can’t beat them…

Some will remember theĀ  force of the winter gales which ripped across the country last winter, destroying vulnerable buildings and bringing down trees, before floods hit Somerset and made us front page news. Our dear old African Hut, complete with … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy

A fortnight’s silence on this blog = lots of activities which have kept blogging well and truly pruned. Busy-ness included sunset-catching/watching, trips to the beach, eating traditional Swiss food (prepared by a ‘traditional’ Swiss student) plus a wedding, a farewell … Continue reading

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Yesterday we visited Burrowbridge – you can see the bridge in the photo – and the River Parrett, which was well and truly within its banks. There was obviously some dredging going on – we followed a machine trundling along … Continue reading

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Bizarre and British

It is a truth universally acknowledged that caricature Brits do bizarre things – blame it on the weather, the diet or … the telly. Anyway, we do and we are and we’re rather, secretly (and frightfully discreetly) proud of it! … Continue reading

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Flowers part 3

Match the proverbs: Boys will be boys Many hands make light work Still waters run deep The longest journey starts with a single step Life begins at 40 Every cloud has a silver lining

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Floral warnings!

And now, if you don’t rush out and thread a needle to attempt mending your silk purse, before the sausages leap from the pan into the fire, you’ll find yourself between a rock and a hard place – and will … Continue reading

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Proverbially creatively floral

If you are in the area today, why not pop in to Chiselborough flower festival and (Saturday afternoon 2-5) street fair? Just to tempt you here are a couple of pictures as a ‘sneak preview’: (If you can’t read the … Continue reading

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Frenchman’s Creek

Those of you who have been enjoying the ding dong going on across the web on may enjoy this:

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Ins and Outs

In: 7 plastic tables with removable legs 40 plastic chairs 2 large teapots 4 plastic cake stands with lids 4 large thermos flasks a large bag full of bunting 9 plastic trays Out: 3 x 8″ garden canes 2 x … Continue reading

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Guess what!

Now, tell me – what is the connection between: a Bishop a book group a cup of coffee smarties a deep hole in the road a heavy box of library books a kind, hairy workman a fruit-filled sponge cake a … Continue reading

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