Wow, love Local H's take on Team!
Also love anything Eno does, obvs. Hadn't heard that one before though Russell.
a fat visitor in the birch tree this afternoon
A series just waiting for the Warhol treatment?
Another flower that looks like a scary alien up close.
What magnificent irises!
constantly being an unpaid teacher about disability is draining
This, so much.
Great post, thanks Sacha.
Taking pleasure in causing people to leave a previously productive discussion is pretty disgusting behaviour and not something I am happy to see here. Sigh.
I like the bottom photograph best
Hunk on a bike. Case closed!
David, it’s so lovely to hear from you! Can I say the bits I can see in the photos look AMAZING!
My Dad built our family home, over many years while working fulltime and while Mum was raising a tribe of kids.
As a builder he was self-taught, and every nook and cranny of that house was immaculately crafted and a joy to look at; we learned not to notice the bits he hadn’t done yet.
My sister tells the story of him finishing a built-in bookcase and finding it was slightly out of square. He smashed it apart in silent rage, then carefully put it together exactly right.
I understand your dedication, and applaud you.
fresh elderflower water. Less – or no – sugar and just as fragrant. Pick half a dozen or so heads of elderflower in the morning, put in large jug with a litre of just-boiled water and some maple syrup or raw honey (or not – doesn’t need sweetening) and lemon or lime juice. Cover and leave to sit on the bench covered for an hour or two, then add ice and enough cold water to make 2 litres. Keep in the fridge and drink undiluted.
Wow, that sounds GREAT!
there is basically no cost when volunteers are involved.
Also, professional firefighters have a lot of time between callouts, since fires happen at unpredictable intervals. It's great that they can assist with other emergencies.