• Spooky!

    There’s definitely a bite in the air and a tinge of orange in the trees.  Pumpkins are popping up everywhere and I’ve even dug out my winter boots and fluffy socks!  The flipflops have definitely been retired for now.  The cat is becoming magnetically drawn to any lap that stays still for a momen... View Post
  • A right royal knees-up!

      Whether it’s crumbs from the official ‘coronation quiche’ (yep – it’s a thing) or special edition, designated, doggy biscuits, the palace pooches will be receiving double treats this week, surely!  This weekend brings about an historic event, the likes of which have not been seen for over 70 ye... View Post
  • International Dark Skies Week

      When was the last time you looked up at the night sky? It’s a habit I have got into when letting the dog or cat out before bed.  I make sure I take a moment to stand on the grass, look up and breathe in the cool night air – it’s actually pretty mindful.  I can’t be the only one who thinks so, b... View Post
  • My favourite dog walk just got a 'dogs on leads' banner!

    We are so lucky here in the UK to have many ground or near-ground nesting birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, dunnocks, oyster catchers, willow warblers and night jars.  Wander across open meadow at the moment and you’ll hear the twittering of the skylarks as they do their sweet littl... View Post
  • Spring is here!

    ''Spring is just around the corner – can you feel it?'' It’s so close, you can smell it in the air - green and fresh. There’s a chill in the wind still, yes, but the sunshine has a warmth within it when it shines on your face or on the back of your legs, like a promise of the warmer times to come... View Post
  • A Christmas that's good for your Elf

    Christmas is a complicated beast.  So much expectation and pressure - so much waste and guilt... What happened to the magic?  This year in particular, we have financial burdens: Increasing costs of everything; worries about fuel and heat; the cost of petrol for visiting family and friends.  The p... View Post
  • How to have a happy bonfire night

    Who doesn’t love a roaring bonfire and spectacular fireworks? Well… as many fur-baby parents know…the answer often is ‘pets’.  From cats who hide under the bed to dogs who can get so anxious they cause damage to themselves and your property… fireworks can be a major cause of stress for many anima... View Post
  • That pumpkin-y time of year

    Autumn… season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…  but it’s not all beer and skittles for everyone.  It can be easy to see the onset of autumn and the approach of winter as things to ‘get through’ while looking forward to the longer days and warmer feels of spring and summer once again, but what i... View Post