Month: March 2020

Hurrah – Return of the Carrots!

In its heyday (1998-2013), Euskaltel-Euskadi was a legendary team of mountain goats guaranteed to animate uphill stages in any bike race. Nicknamed the #Carrots because of their bright orange jerseys, the team provided social media with plenty of ammunition and before its demise at… Continue Reading “Hurrah – Return of the Carrots!”

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #34

These photos were captured on my iPad mini during lock-down while wandering around the Domaine’s lovely gardens. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your helpful feedback and kind comments on these posts – most encouraging. Sunshine’s Macro Monday is… Continue Reading “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #34”

Mystery Blogger Award VI

I was nominated in early January for the Mystery Blogger Award by Sadje from Life After 50 – I know what that’s like! She has a wonderful blog with some interesting posts and great photos. If you’re not one of her followers, do drop… Continue Reading “Mystery Blogger Award VI”

Silent Sunday

Whereby I look into my photo archives and try to find some of my better ones (no easy task!). I’ve decided to pick a few from Australia for the next few months. Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW

The Musette: sinfully-rich brownies

The richer a brownie is, the better it tastes. Most people would far rather have a fat finger of something truly decadent than a large square of what is often just a squidgy chocolate cake studded with nuts. Over the years I’ve made all… Continue Reading “The Musette: sinfully-rich brownies”

Sculpture Saturday #1

I’m kicking off participation in this challenge hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger with a pretty iconic example. I’m always looking for fun challenges and I’ve decided I might as well join in with this one. If you’d also like to take part:-… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #1”

Friday Photo Challenge – yellow

I love these weekly challenges hosted on alternate weeks by either  Amanda or  Sandy because it forces me to think about what’s in my photo archives and how I might re-purpose them. Turns out I’ve recently taken photos of lots of yellow flowers! If… Continue Reading “Friday Photo Challenge – yellow”

One from the Vaults: Simples!

I believe I may have mentioned on more than one occasion that my beloved is the man who just turns up.  Of course, it’s partly my own fault for smoothing the path for him for over 40 years. He rarely has to trouble himself… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Simples!”

Thursday doors #60

We’re back on home soil, specifically that of Provence, with a few doors from a recent trip to Aix-en-Provence which has some truly magnificent doors, many more of which I have featured in earlier door posts.   Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #60”

Bathroom Basics and COVID-19

This advice is from the biomin.co.uk website. Coronavirus, COVID-19, is going to change every possible aspect of our lives, much of it beyond our control. However, there are practical things we can do in our homes to limit the risks of cross-contamination or infection… Continue Reading “Bathroom Basics and COVID-19”