Happy New Year

I hope you've had a good time over the festive season. Or at least that you've had time to pause and take a rest. If it was a difficult time for you - then I wish you peace and hope that 2018 brings better things. I had planned to write a blog post at the …

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Remember, Remember, 5th of November

18 years ago this evening I picked up my first dog that was truly my own. He was technically a rescue for complicated reasons I can't go into, but he was a very young puppy. I have very strong feelings about buying puppies and about the need to take in adult dogs who don't have …

War and Peace

This weekend has been something of a contradiction - going forward into the future and travelling back in time. My local town has been celebrating the 750th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Montgomery; a pivotal point in the relations between Cymru/Wales and England. It heralded the start of a very short period …

Birds and Bees

Don't worry, this blog post really is just about birds and bees!! This week I've had to handle both creatures in a way I wouldn't have anticipated a few days before! I happened to be in the right place at the right time for a little swallow that had taken a wrong turning on Tuesday. I …

Bodnant Garden

Hello! I meant to come back before now to share some of the photos I took at Bodnant, I've been quite busy in my own garden amongst other things and had not found the time. But I'm amending this now - this will be a picture heavy post. If you're ever in North Wales do …

South Stack

A quick 48hour trip to Anglesey last week to deal with some work things ended up being more frustrating than I thought. Sometimes life is like that no matter how carefully you plan but it's still irritating. Normally heading to Anglesey is a happy thing for me even if it's for work purposes rather than …