Cheshire Wandering (3) Quarry Bank


After the girls had, two days ago, overdosed on retail therapy, and I had walked my pins to stumps exploring the River Weaver, it was time to absorb some more Cheshire history. And so off we set, into previously uncharted territory. Our destination, Quarry Bank Mill. Quarry Bank Mill (also known as Styal Mill) in… Continue reading Cheshire Wandering (3) Quarry Bank

View From The Conservatory


Well, not really the view from the conservatory. More about what’s been happening in the garden, supported by a couple of photo’s. We have had a couple of really nice days, blue skies and sunshine that have spurred us on to set about tidying up the garden. Not of course without having a spot of… Continue reading View From The Conservatory

View From The Conservatory


For several weeks now I haven’t posted any “views”. Due in part to the demolition and rebuild of our conservatory. The process of this resurrection is something that I have been boring you with for seven weeks or more. So today I thought it is time I reinstated my “View from the conservatory” posts, triggered… Continue reading View From The Conservatory

View From The Conservatory


Well not really. It’s been too hot to sit in the conservatory, other than late at night and then you can’t see anything. In fact the conservatory, at night ,used to freak out my granddaughter because she couldn’t see if anyone was looking in. With the lights on the windows pretty much turn into mirrors.… Continue reading View From The Conservatory

View From The Conservatory


Today I ventured out into the garden. Thought it was probably safe since the rain and the winds had subsided. The sky is still very grey but all the plants are looking very lush. So here is a sampling from the Wrantz Estate. The first offering is one of the thousands of Aquilegia that grow… Continue reading View From The Conservatory