First of all John asks if I can post a few pictures of our house for you to see, so I thought I might post one room at a time, now and again. Furnishings are so idiosyncratic aren't they?
I am a hoarder and have so many things which have been given to me over the years and which I am loath to part with. So be prepared for it to be cluttered. I also have hundreds of books which take up all the shelves.
These pictures are
of our living room, where we spend most evenings, especially in Winter when the wood burner is going full steam ahead. It faces due North but gets nice and cosy in Winter.
This morning we drove to Northallerton, the County town of the North Riding of Yorkshire, for the farmer to have X Rays on hip and knee. Excellent service - only a quarter of an hour from parking to leaving. Immediately after lunch our sheep went back home to be spained (lambs separated from their mothers). Anyone who has anything to do with sheep knows that they smell absolutely awful - the smell seems to be clinging to me now - and all I was doing was watching.
Finally I just noticed my Crocosmia Lucifer and my Golden Rod, both in flower in the front garden next to one another. Not two colours one would think of putting adjacent, but don't they look splendid?
Sorry - the pictures are out of order but have no time to sort them out. They are pretty self-explanatory though.