English Summer


Today is the last official day of summer holidays and what a lovely time I have had. The sun has been shining, the days have been warm and the evenings long. I have spent time with loved ones, danced the night away under the stars, eaten a crop of home grown berries, built a new wardrobe, enjoyed evenings in London and swung in the hammock. The new greenhouse is filled with beautiful green sprouts and cuttings, the garden make-over is completed, my shed is clean and tidy and ready for the next round of creative endeavours. Just as a summer ought to be…work starts in earnest next week.


Blooming geraniums in my new greenhouse.


Striking rosemary cuttings for a new mini-hedge in front of the shed.


The 2014 red current crop.


Richard relaxing.


Richard building the new raised vegetable bed from Australian jarrah sleepers (not so relaxing).


Standon Calling Festival, Hertfordshire.


A well deserved gin & tonic.


Chuck D and Flavor Flav hip hip hip at Standon Calling Festival.


Ron and Richard at Downham Market Cricket Club.


Ryoji Ikeda, Spectra, London.


Moths in the light, Ryoji Ikeda, Spectra, London.


Super Raspberry at Woody’s Cafe. Perfect.