Category Archives: Gardens

New beginnings

I enjoy the start of new things.  I am filled with a fresh optimism and hope that whatever I start doing, I will keep doing.  Over time I have learnt that starting is the easy part – it is keeping on … Continue reading

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Going home

Well, I have still struggled to find words, so I decided that I would pick a photo and write what comes to mind as I look at it. This week I visited a woman who had returned from two months … Continue reading

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A summer picnic

Do you remember reading Wind in the Willows? Do you remember the scene where Mole experiences his very first picnic? “The Rat brought the boat alongside the bank, made her fast, helped the still awkward Mole safely ashore, and swung … Continue reading

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Cambridge colleges

Our friends Ed and Joc are former students from Moore College and we also know them from when they came to Barneys as uni students. Joc and I used to run Barniccles together – our program for 3-5 year olds. … Continue reading

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Bury St Edmunds

We have been in Bury St Edmunds for about ten days and it is an easy place to live. We are house-minding for my Aunt and Uncle who have run away to Alaska while the Olympic games are happening. Bury … Continue reading

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Blue and green

Whoever said that “blue and green should never be seen” is wrong – you only have to look at how God has made His world to see that He has put these colours together and they work. The sun is … Continue reading

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Gardens and fly through London

Our final day in Oxford was unusual – warm and sunny and the gardens beckoned. I had been promising myself time in some gardens but the weather has not been conducive. I spent some time in the Royal Botanic Gardens … Continue reading

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A weekend in Broadway

I have an aunt who lives in Quilter’s Cottage at Broadway in the Cotwolds so last weekend, we went to stay with her. In 2008 we had house-minded here for three weeks and fell in love with its charm. We … Continue reading

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Streets of London

A couple of months ago we went to hear Ralph McTell perform at the Balmain town hall. The audience were mostly our age and older as we all relived our youth and listened to him play his wonderful ballads. One … Continue reading

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Jacarandas and remembering

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