Insomnia is so undervalued, when you don’t have to get up for “work”. At 3am I awoke feeling chilly. A quick look at the orange glow of the LED told me it was 3 am and only 18 degrees! You reader might be thinking, cold? But when the temperatures are so deliciously hot during… Read More A sheepish hello from the Plains
James and I, like 2 spies, managed to organise, arrange and carry out a quick surprise visit to Blighty. British Airways had 2 tickets for 6 nights in the UK for a little over £260 with baggage allowance. I bought them then arranged with James the pick up and accommodation arrangements. He was splendid, booking… Read More Blighty, Christmas and thoughts 18 months on
I am going to add a preface to this post. A very guilty one. It was written sometime back when. Even I have lost the thread. So in order to post something I’m going to again commit the sin of an imageless entry. I’m loathe to present my wonderful kitchen half cooked and about every other… Read More The race to winter, building updates and navigating the health system
After 3 miserable days the sun has come out to play and I question why I spent the morning putting the majority of our summer stuff away. The garden is bathed in that crystal light so often found in Bulgaria. The garden is beginning to look care worn. Well at least the hibiscus and good… Read More While I wait for my mobile and camera to charge ….
Paige, the 5th child of our combined 6 arrived on the 6th of October. She was due to spend a month with us but as happened she stayed 10 days. This was her 2nd visit to us in Bulgaria and the quietude of the village and Terry’s manic work schedule left her struggling with boredom.… Read More Paige, being a tourist and preps for winter
I haven’t written much on the countryside of Bulgaria recently. The colour pallette of this wonderful countries hedgerows is moving from the blue of cornflowers and white and yellow of Chamomile to the deep crimson of Red Hot Pokers. The heat this year cut short the sunflower season and before their beautiful yellow heads could… Read More Autumn is upon us
Did I mention that since June the weather has been almost consistently in the upper 30’s and spilling over, sometimes, into the mid 40’s? It is exhausting. We are waking up at 05:30 and getting in a good 3 hours in before the heat wraps itself around us in a stifling blanket. We stop for… Read More Back in the blogging saddle and the things I’ve forgotten