Not quite the weekend we had planned

This weekend I was looking forward to visiting Glastonbury, its my birthday on Tuesday and since the end of last year I’ve been pestering Jam to take me for a good look round the crystal shops, a nice pub lunch and a climb up the tor. This weekend was blocked out in the diary accordingly Read more about Not quite the weekend we had planned[…]

Wallpapering time arrives for the spare room

After returning from the farm the unenviable task of removing the last of the very thick anaglypta wall paper was still to be accomplished Two people scraping means less work than one, soon we had a tidy pile and all that was left was for Jam to remove the very last bit Mum and dad came down Read more about Wallpapering time arrives for the spare room[…]

The farm

We have just returned from a blissful week staying with Uncle Julian at Westley Farm. The farm is ideal for a holiday as while the self catering cottages are in the middle of nowhere by jumping in a car you can easily get to Cirencester or Stroud or any of the other smaller Cotswold villages. It Read more about The farm[…]

Changing rooms

I know you were all thinking Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and with those amazing sleeves frankly who wouldn’t be thinking of him but Jam and I did some changing rooms of our own here at chateau Rose over the extended bank holiday weekend. This room used to be cream and have a couple of single beds in it (after gravy Read more about Changing rooms[…]


I’m delighted to announce that more progress is being made against the house revamp. This weekend Jam managed to put down the Lino in the bathroom (it isn’t stuck down yet as it needs to settle). And as you can see above we also got painting this weekend, the front bedroom which is hopefully going to Read more about Progress![…]

Derbyshire days

Friday night we left a very windy Oxfordshire and headed across to Derbyshire to celebrate Uncle Martin’s birthday, but joy of joys we had Saturday morning free to explore the beautiful surroundings! We went into Matlock centre first of all: After having a shop (and getting a bit wet) we carried onto Bakewell (where the tarts come Read more about Derbyshire days[…]