Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Jane Barlow
5 followers -
They broke the mould......
They broke the mould......

5 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Yearning for gooseberries
Another delightful neighbour dropped me a note this afternoon - would I like some apples and feijoas? I thanked her immediately, and said "yes please" to the apples, but a "sends regrets" for the feijoas. My excuse, well, they are an acquired taste to someo...
Yearning for gooseberries
Yearning for gooseberries
coneysthorpecorner.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Bountiful harvests and a thanksgiving.
I wish I could say that this picture represents our own bounty from our property, but sadly it doesn't. The walnuts are from a young farmer (and upcoming politician) who has a roadside stall, and the eggs are gifted from our very generous neighbour on the f...
Bountiful harvests and a thanksgiving.
Bountiful harvests and a thanksgiving.
coneysthorpecorner.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Being ruffled
Sometimes things feel out of control. They aren't, but they feel that way. I returned from the UK delighted to have my mum settled in a nice residential care home, but the backstory was the emotional time I had gone through dismantling our family home of 46...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A clock in the kitchen
My grandparents lived in a late Victorian house in a village outside York. Inside it retained all the features of the house that was initially rented by my great grandparents, then purchased by my grandfather in 1928. Most of the contents were Victorian and...
A clock in the kitchen
A clock in the kitchen
coneysthorpecorner.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Memories
I have been overseas, hence the break in posts. I was away for a month, to help mum transition into full time care (she's almost 93), and to wind up and sell the family home of 46 years. It has been an emotional journey. Oddly perhaps, I also found it quite...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
What a difference 12 minutes makes
The cats are taking the weekend seriously. This was Saturday morning This was Sunday afternoon at 4.10pm Followed 12 minutes later by this The chickens are hunched and bedraggled under the hedges and all the cats have scarpered! The TV has disconnected itse...
What a difference 12 minutes makes
What a difference 12 minutes makes
coneysthorpecorner.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Mushrooms / toadstools or what you will
A neighbour's pine tree dropped a lot of dead "leaves" onto the top of our old woodpile roof. It made the most amazing compost. So I filled a few pots with it and some other soil from the garden. There must have been lots of spores in the compost, because I...
Mushrooms / toadstools or what you will
Mushrooms / toadstools or what you will
coneysthorpecorner.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Anniversary weekend
During public holidays we are held captive in our own home. The only road "out" is usually gridlocked in both directions, so we stay home and feel sorry for those stuck for hours on the main highway. A certain ginger has spent the last 24 hours recovering f...
Anniversary weekend
Anniversary weekend
coneysthorpecorner.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
RIP Esmerelda
This week the lovely brown hen from next door, Esmerelda died under our verandah. I felt really sad all day at work. She had been attacked by a neighbour's dog when they had been returning from a walk. The hen was nesting at ground level on the neighbour's ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
2018 and all that
It has been a desultory start to the year. Hot, hot, hot and only now after 9 weeks have we had a prolonged shower of rain. Our lawn is the colour of sand, bushes haven't had the energy to blossom and the chickens complain very frequently because of the hea...
2018 and all that
2018 and all that
coneysthorpecorner.blogspot.com
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded