Monday, April 19, 2021

April Rose

 First conservatory rose of 2021. A cracker.

Garden Brought up to Scratch

Done  paint job on Polly's garden chairs.

Looking smart in situ. Looking west,

looking east.  Have to have symmetry.

The boss looking out for the Chinese orchids.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Black and White now has an Outhouse.


Fills the room rather, but just for a couple of nights entertainment.

The walkway to the Kitchen.

and the servants quarters.  

Night view,

for an evening's entertainment with G & T and Keane on the Bose.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Snow, in April?

 Yes, and thick with it but did not stick.

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Conservatory Mock Up

 Added lights and  mock up image for outside.....just to see if it works.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Visit to Cardiff Bay


The reason for our visit, a must attended  appointment  with the immigration agent to take Gek's bio data for her Indefinite Leave to Remain visa, the last step in the application.  Phew.  Now the wait for the result which could be up to 6 months from now.   But at least Gek is now in the country legally.

Of course, being just a tad early, we took the opportunity to stretch our legs, down to the Bay.  The Norwegian Church is still there. 

Memories of Scallywag's visit..

Every where was blue. Lovely.

Walking and biking, the new must does.

Friday, February 26, 2021

New Smart Phone Picture


A wide angle view of the workshop. Different.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Conservatory Roombox.


First trial put together.

In the box.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Snow Again


This winter is the year of the snow.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

There be Snow on Our Hill


Awoke this morn to snow.

No grazing today, me thinks.

The Front.

The back.  Feed the birds a must in this sort of weather.

Icing on the pots.

and hedges.

But the heather seems to love it.

What is he doing out?  It isn't summer yet mate.

Outhouse Weaving


Weaving with bamboo to create the window tops. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

A New Project


The beginning of the first room box project using a box frame - the design.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Black and White Refurb Complete.

Front half

Back half.

for a view of the interiors.

Saturday, January 02, 2021

Blooms in Winter


Heathers out front,

Sparaxis inside

TravelArt Miniature Exhibition


To welcome in the New Year, a new exhibition of paintings we have collected on our travels. Follow

for access to the show.

Thursday, December 24, 2020



Surrounded by art works on our Christmas Eve.

Sunday, December 20, 2020


Our neighbour's pussy cat's favour head rest.

B & W House Refurbish


A start on the front half.

Falling apart it is.

I must count how many there are to glue, quite a few. Equally spaced and square

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Seventh Escape off Campus, Twmbarlwm


The last escape of 2020.  It was fortuitous that we took this day to escape.  A couple of hours after returning home, Wales went to an unplanned  lockdown. Up there is 419 metres above sea level.

It was rather mistly but we could just about make out the coastline to the south west

and south toward Clevedon and Portishead in Somerset, some 30 miles away.

We did not linger long, a chilly breeze there was.



A new set of cuddler cushions to complement the calming painting.   Gek has been busy again.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Feeder Relocate


Following a visit by Mr. Rat, the decision was made to move the feeder up between the hedges.  One of the first to find the new location was Mr. Robin.

Monday, December 07, 2020

House Refurbish


The house undergoing an overhaul,

to include a window with a dragon and phenix profile taken from a Chinese paper cut.

Finally. got round to fitting the windows properly after xxx years.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

A Starlings Breakfast

With winter, out comes the bird feeder. A sure fire favourite are dried meal worms. Conflicts are inevitable

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Sixth Escape off Campus, A walk in Penallta Park

A stroll down from the car park,

under a blue blue sky. Spot the trail-less jets?

But you must go down before you can go up,

to see Sultan, the pit pony.

Ok, a poster view for a clearer view.

A strange structure at the highest point in the Park..

Also strange that 3,200 men worked the coal mine here in the 1930s and that where Gek is standing was then the top of an enormous waste-coal tip.. 

A little different now.

T'was a frosty day.