A Balloon Ride

A Balloon Ride

Last week Tom and I finally took off on an adventure in the skies! Last Christmas we were gifted a ride in a balloon by my parents and through the course of this year we have had several aborted attempts to fly due to poor weather. It seemed as though each time we booked a [...]

The Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox

And so it's goodbye to summer. Goodbye to long days, bumper harvests, warm breezes and light evenings. Today marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of my favourite season. Cosy knits and blankets, hot chocolate and rosy noses. Crisp mornings, cool air, crunchy leaves! It's time now to put the garden to sleep for the [...]

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

I've had my allotment for four years now, and every year for the last four years I’ve made the same mistake, which such unwavering consistency that I’m starting to believe it’s not a mistake at all and more an expression of some hidden desire in my subconscious. In the collective subconscious no less, as every [...]