Category Archives: Aviation

An ‘In-Betweeny’ Tribute

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Posted in Anything Goes, Aviation, Dairy, Drama, February 2009, Food, Ice Cream, Life, MindBodySpirit, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Difficult Day: A Study in (mostly) Black & White

It was the unearthly halflight which caused me to stir from an uneasy slumber. Anxious after my restless night, I was exhausted through lack of sleep, coupled with the concern that coping alone with these inclement conditions might prove a challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Aviation, Dairy, Diary, Drama, Environment, Equine, Family, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Livestock, Local Area, Locality, Media Archive, MindBodySpirit, Nature, News, Sheep, Smallholding, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Izzy Whizzy….

Icy!  So – busy. What a bizarre day!  It started ordinarily enough: darkness; a slice of toast smeared with a goodly coating of Marmite, munched thoughtfully whilst washed down with a mug of steaming tea & faced with the usual pile … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Aviation, December 2008, Diary, Environment, Farming, Goats, Life, Livestock, Nature, Smallholding | 9 Comments

Mission Accomplished

It’s been an eventful day. We were up & about at 3am, as Tony had to catch an early train to London for the first day of his contract aviation course.  I think his relief & excitement about ‘getting back … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Business, Dairy, Diary, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Local Produce, November 2008 | Leave a comment

Onwards & Upwards….

So, it would appear that Tony will soon be ‘sky high’ once more…. After months of setbacks, negotiation, frustration & waiting, it seems he’s one step closer to having all his documentation sorted out for working as a commercial contract pilot … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Diary, Life, October 2008 | 5 Comments


And after a busy weekend, here we are…! We’d just like to extend our thanks to journalist Louise France for her kind words about us in today’s ‘Observer Magazine’ feature; & to Pal Hansen for his fantastic photography (the full-page picture … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Anything Goes, Aviation, Business, Dairy, Diary, Entertainment, Environment, Equine, Family, Farming, Food, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Media Archive, Military, MindBodySpirit, Nature, News, Poultry, Publications, September 2008, Sheep, Smallholding, Writing | 5 Comments


So here we are, at the end of another month…. and STILL, the Dairy Complex isn’t up & running.  During weekdays it’s a hive of activity with thumps, bangs & industrious echoes within & without; but weekends are ominously silent … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, August 2008, Aviation, Cooking, Dairy, Diary, Farming, Food, Fruit & Veg, Goats, Ice Cream, Life, Livestock, Locality, Nature, Poultry, Smallholding | 2 Comments

Fiat Lux

Let there be light. It’s there, a faint glimmer at the end of the tunnel, at last….as today we were finally blessed with independent power to the Dairy Complex & were able to turn on the milking parlour’s vacuum pump for the … Continue reading

Posted in Anything Goes, August 2008, Aviation, Dairy, Diary, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Life, Local Area, Locality, Smallholding | Leave a comment

Fencing Foils

Sorry folks, just as yesterday wasn’t about things-tilling-soil so this too, isn’t a Clash of the (whippy-sworded Zorro) Titans; more “bah, foiled again”….or should that be, “baa”, actually…..?   Hmmmm. Frankly, the wethers are getting increasingly frustrating: whilst MacDougal behaves impeccably, … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2008, Aviation, Diary, Goats, Life, Livestock, Sheep, Smallholding, Writing | Leave a comment

Little Lamb…..

Could the second day of the month, be any worse than the first….? After yesterday’s nightmares, I fervently hoped not.  Tony had arrived home at around 2am, after his gruelling marathon ’round trip’ to Cairo.  Exhausted, he stumbled into the cottage & … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, April 2008, Aviation, Culture, Diary, Life, Livestock, Sheep, Smallholding | 2 Comments