Thursday 26 September 2013


Anyone going to Yarndale in Skipton on Saturday?

Sunday 15 September 2013

A few days in the Cotswolds(UK)

 We decided on a little trip to the Cotswolds as a bit of a distraction from Ziggy.We stayed in the Premier Inn between Evesham and Broadway.This is Broadway.So picturesque.
 Another view of Broadway.Unfortunately the weather wasn't brilliant,in fact very dull,so the photos aren't the best.
 Bourton on the Water.Another pretty little village.Can you believe they already had a Christmas shop!
 Bourton again.
 We always try and visit a NT property when we are on our jaunts.This is Chastleton House near Chipping Norton.It is a Jacobean country house built in the 1600s and remains virtually unchanged.The atmosphere inside was wonderful bit it was quite a hike from the car park.Even worse going back -uphill!
 We always try and do a garden or two as well.This is Hidcote, the fulfilment of an American's English fantasy.It is full of garden "rooms".I would like to have seen it earlier in the season.
Very close to Hidcote is Kiftsgate a privately owned garden,much smaller than Hidcote but well worth a visit.
We are still missing Ziggy and I expect it will take quite a while to get over it.

Monday 2 September 2013

I am feeling very sad tonight.

I am feeling very sad tonight as our cat ,Ziggy, died today.We think he was either knocked down or fell off the roof.He was always on the roof and used to come down via the patio table.He was less than two years old and such a wonderful, loving,friendly and funny cat.He was great with our grandchildren and they loved him to bits.They were here today and kept calling him but he never came.It was only late this morning we found his body at the side of the house.We couldn't tell them today.We were too upset.We pick them up from school on a Tuesday so no doubt we will have to tell them tomorrow.R.I.P. Ziggy.You were a great cat and we will never forget you.