Category Archives: Diary

Hearts stitch journal, 01 August 2018


A beautiful opalescent sky this morning, a fresh breeze and now the sun breaking through in earnest – the week is due to get hotter as we go along. Out in my neighbour’s field, the flowers that escaped the thresher are popping out, including this formidable beast, the spear thistle. This one escaped the blade by being under an apple… Read more »

Hearts stitch journal, 31 July 2018


The last day of July and fortunately after several days of rain, the sun has returned. Everything is soaked and I put on wellies for our walk around the garden this morning. Down in the ‘Japanese’ garden our water lilies are having their best year ever. We have several kinds, but mainly white and these pink ones, which came from… Read more »

Hearts stitch journal, 28 July 2018


A serious drop in temperature this morning after last night’s rain. It’s 13 degrees, windy, glittering and bright. This morning, I was pleased to see a roe buck making his elegant way along the bottom of our neighbour’s field. The male goes about on his own, while the females normally travel in groups. We are on a deer and boar… Read more »

Hearts stitch journal, 23 July 2018


A beautiful, crisp morning, with apricot sunbeams slanting through the tree mist – due to be hot later but for now, it’s refreshingly cool. Down by the pheasant coops, I felt enveloped in honey from the scent of the huge buddleia that the chasse planted to provide shade for the birds. I keep meaning to take a cutting, as it’s… Read more »