From Viennetta to fluffy marshmallow, attaining residency and Braxton Hicks

Two days ago I drove to Levski and marvelled at the efficiency of nature and the degree of the thaw.  The fields resemble nothing more than a melting Viennetta ice-cream cake.  The chocolate brown of the earth rippled through the melting snow and tiny flecks of debris layered the surface like a sprinkling of stracciatella.  The next… Read More From Viennetta to fluffy marshmallow, attaining residency and Braxton Hicks

The bathroom, pregnancy solicitude, Maud and Residency

I wouldn’t be British if I didn’t mention the weather.  Checking the forecast has become an annoying tic.  The landscape is still white and in places there are collected snow piles of over 2 metres.  The village roads are getting better; if you enjoy navigating a 2.5 tonne killing machine across what can only be described… Read More The bathroom, pregnancy solicitude, Maud and Residency

Slush puppy living, the garden and evolutionary design

The melt has begun as temperature soared to 7 above freezing.  The power of nature is astounding.  The winter wonderland of yesterday is fast becoming a stain bespattered landscape.  The adobe mud is reaching up from it’s frozen crust and is milling with the fast disintegrating snow.  The path to the pigs has machiavellian crimson… Read More Slush puppy living, the garden and evolutionary design