Kittens on leaches

The coming move to the States holds in it several heartbreaks. Amidst the exiting and the hopeful decisions have to be made, and some of them are gutwrenching. Like leaving an old senior cat into the hands of my friend Cornflake. Which is a good thing in itself. We have always been planning on taking […]

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50 Days to go – Dogs and paint

In England. While my mind is country hopping, seriously country hopping, world hopping I should say, daily life goes on in Jolly Old England. I am still taking ironing to the lady. Her neighbours have 3 Rhodesian ridgebacks. One mom and two puppies. Now these dogs are huge… They were bred to hunt lions and […]

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53 Days to go and Masham Steam Fair

Yearly. The Masham Steam Fair was on. Count on lots of smoke, grease, grease monkeys, whistles, barking, shouting, laughter… Saturday got rained out but yesterday was fun. Sunny with partial clouds, a perfect day to be happy. Occasions like the steam fair are magnetic to me. I love the people, the animals, the machines puffing […]

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The Boiler dog

We have a boiler. Steering the whole heating system. And it has given us grief from the first day we arrived. We have no thermostat in the house, and need to juggle the individual taps on the individual radiators. A system that really sucks. I had no idea that you could even build a house […]

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A country drive: the sequel

Cream tea, with clotted cream. A delicatesse. With my ever increasing line I should not even say the word, let alone eat it… But on a sunny summery sunday a treat is acceptable. She said in a sushing voice to herself. Since I was kind of the navigator for the day I told Mr Wonderful […]

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Summer in England

As we often do, Mr Wonderful and myself took a ride yesterday through the country side. A nice summer’s day, lots of green. Animals, little roads, small bridges, phaesants. We passed a lot of remnants of the Tour de France. People want to be remembered so it seems. Thousands of flags and sweaters still up, […]

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