Country Life, Garden

Springtime Blossom & Cherry Trees!

Is there any more pretty a sight at this time of year than seeing the beautiful blossom of the ornamental cherry tree?  One minute everywhere is dull and grey with skeletal trees wherever you look and then overnight there is this burst of colour! We planted the majority of trees in our garden back in… Continue reading Springtime Blossom & Cherry Trees!

Country Life, Lifestyle

Country Life: Looking After our Wild Birds this Winter

With Christmas now behind us we could be forgiven for thinking that Spring and warmer weather is just around the corner.  Unfortunately, we still have January and February to get through before we can start to see the temperatures rise and the longer evenings come in.  In fact, I think these first two months of… Continue reading Country Life: Looking After our Wild Birds this Winter

Country Life, Garden Produce

Elderflower Cordial (Memories from my Childhood)

It's that time of year again when the Elder trees that surround our home and line the country roads are heavily laden with their sweet smelling flowers.  This is one of those scents that take me back to my childhood.  Days of taking the old second hand bicycle I had received for Christmas out of… Continue reading Elderflower Cordial (Memories from my Childhood)