A good haul

We are on a lovely little campsite miles away from anywhere, by the side of a reservoir and surrounded by wildlife. If that were not perfection enough, the site has a fabulous book-swapping shelf. I took two in but came away with four…

Particularly looking forward to Ingrid Bergman’s autobiography but I also seized upon an Anne Tyler and a volume by Sandy Toksvig and have a re-read in the form of Porterhouse Blue. A quality bookshelf and I might have seized more had I not wished to appear un-greedy.

Moving on tomorrow and hope to digest a little culture and a good meal in Évora. After that we shall most likely return to Spain, though that is by no means a certainty.

Recently, at the: Crooked House



I start this post with a sigh. Quite some time ago I mentioned here that I should like to start making some Nature Diary entries. We returned home yesterday after over three months away, the sun was shining and things were growing. Now is the time, I thought to myself. Nell and I went for our morning dog walk and I picked up my camera bag. When I came to use the camera I foundContinue readingNaturally…



It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

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