I’ve stayed in some bad hotels over the years. There was the panic-inducing room in Vietnam that had bars up against the window and no smoke alarm. The hotel on the border of the Bolivian/Brazilian border in a town that was rife with dengue fever, but which offered no air con and no mozzie nets. I … More Is this the worst hotel in the world?
As you know, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the walnut harvest. That day has now come. Today I’ve been and gathered the windfall. From just two trees, I collected some 250 nuts. And I can see more, high up in the branches, just waiting for the opportune moment to fall. It’s taken me almost two hours to … More Walnuts anyone?
I am shivering as I type. Our house is but a converted barn with no heating, and while the stone walls kept life very cool during the blistering hot summer days, now the weather has turned things are not so pleasant. I have on four layers of clothing, including a hoodie and cardigan, and am … More Coping with the cold, being too busy and getting emotional over babies
Destinations: 10 Miles travelled: 2,099 Planes: 2 Car/taxis: 17 Trains: 16 Steps walked: 116,000 Meetings attended: 11 Business cards collected: 47 Events chaired: 3 Speeches delivered: 1 Cheese sandwiches and cheap wine: too many to mention New nephews greeted: 1 very beautiful little boy! More on this fortnight of madness to follow, but for now – … More My fortnight in numbers
My beautiful, amazing sister and her hubby have created new life. Sebastian arrived on Thursday. We’re all thrilled! And I am so in love with that little bundle of joy. I am also a tad relieved that he arrived when he did. I’m currently back in the UK and was worried that he wouldn’t arrive in … More Waiting for Bertie