Sarah and Charlotte took some time out in August; your  has recharged their batteries. We love our readers attention, and appreciate all the time spent reading our posts, journeys and quirky, classy advertorial. As I write, the geese are honking to their nests upon the mere.  Charlotte is on the beach in Cornwall and […]


Canada is located on the North American continent. Canada is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and the Hudson Bay to the north, the Labrador Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the United States to the west and south. Canada, second largest country in the world in […]

Wild Walking

As the vertical path crumbled under the sole of my water-filled cavern of a walking boot, due to falling into the local brook, and despite lingering exhaustion due to late July heat, there were elberberries and a few blackberries erupting as I descended the route back via  The Bongs of Goostrey. One wet boot, one […]

Time still to prepare and sow

As the sunflowers show faces in our gardens with a smile and wave, I  felt a change of season coming and the breeze, wandered over for a catch-up this afternoon. I had missed the visit lengthily and hope he remains to refresh us all, our gardens and pets. It must be very gruelling for livestock […]


This week I will give you ideas and information about what is in season for you chefs to ready, steady and cook up recipes of your own, creating to impress family and friends with. Please try to source produce locally and support our farming community, produce suppliers within the surrounding villages, and please share with […]

Legislation and Hedge Cutting

Now is the time to consider tackling unruly hedges and shrubs as the bird nesting season begins to waiver. Some breeds build their nests in domestic hedges and countryside hedge rows, and are protected by law please visit The WCA (Wildlife and Countryside Act) of 1981 stipulates that certain hedges and shrubs may only […]

Added Features

It has been our pleasure here at to take our readers on virtual travel during the times of Lockdown and inspire home-made comforting recipes. Soon we will be bringing a new editor to join us. A professional lady with classical skills in fashion for ages 40+ and introduce fashion for our homes and gardens […]

Fine Beans

Dear readers, I  am ashamed to say that I opened a pack of Fine Beans today. There are more carbon footprints on that pack from Kenya, than Sir Somebody uh! Hum! Avoiding the Viruses by popping off in a custom-made flying machine. Can we grow fine beans, runner beans, broad beans here in Goostrey? Yes […]


¼ cup olive oil (Optional) ⅓ cup loosely packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 clove garlic, minced salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 ½ pounds roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil (Optional) Directions Simple Steps! Time to impress… Mix 1/4 cup olive […]

Summertime Nature

The frogspawn hatched in Spring and afterwards, baby frogs gathered under my strawberry plants and ventured forth for a humid sunbathe last month, they were curious of their new life and glittering eyes could be spotted at twilight, not only in Goostrey but throughout our county. A chorus a tennors, one croak, two croaks and […]