Happy, Happy Birthday Daughts…
Happy, Happy Birthday Daughts…
/ January 2, 2021 0 COMMENTS
I don’t know about you Daughts, but on December 31st I always ask myself the ...
A Barn Raising…
A Barn Raising…
/ December 11, 2020 1 COMMENTS
Our bird keeping son, Simon, bought a barn. It came in a kit with everything included –  rather like an IKEA delivery only with more technical instructions - I couldn’t make ...
Dark Night of the Soul…
Dark Night of the Soul…
/ October 23, 2020 1 COMMENTS
I absolutely do not wish to compare myself to the great Spanish Mystic,  St John of the Cross. A Carmelite friar and priest (1542-1591). No way me!  But I do every so often refer to my ...
Hubs’ Field…My Field…
Hubs’ Field…My Field…
/ October 6, 2020 0 COMMENTS
For me, the epitome of an English garden is one that looks tangly and wild… those lovely little cottage gardens, over-run with wisteria and clambering roses, bursting with colour ...
Sophie’s One…
Sophie’s One…
/ October 2, 2020 1 COMMENTS
Our beautiful grand-daughter, Sophie, celebrated her first birthday recently and we had her party in Farmersville at the city park, In true McNeny-style… Picnics R Us! A mess of ...
Happy Birthday Winks…
Happy Birthday Winks…
/ July 14, 2020 1 COMMENTS
Hey Winks, it’s that day again! Many Happy Returns! I’ve just finished reading all the blogs I’ve written for your birthday since 2011! This will be your ninth! You ...
Family Traits…
Family Traits…
/ March 25, 2020 0 COMMENTS
As a child I’d spend weeks with my paternal grandmother in her house in Buckinghamshire. Booker was in the country where the air was clean and smelled of lilac and cut hay, quite ...
Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
/ January 2, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Funny expression this English one, Many Happy Returns of the Day! The Day meaning Birth-day of course! Hubs and I left for London on New Year’s Eve and welcomed in the new decade ...
A Callie Hug…
A Callie Hug…
/ December 19, 2019 0 COMMENTS
Callie is the cat who adopted us. She missed the moving truck when her family left the apartment complex we were living in and found us instead. She was so thin… ...
Faith…
Faith…
/ November 15, 2019 0 COMMENTS
I trust God. I have faith. Really. As long as everything is going well I suppose… Like most people around me I want to be in the know. I want to be able to plan… without ...
The Naming of Grams…
The Naming of Grams…
/ November 5, 2019 1 COMMENTS
When I became a first time Mum I felt awkward being seen pushing a stroller along the pavement or a swing in the park.  I really did not want to be associated with a newborn, or a ...