The Patient Gardener

Sometimes the memories you take away from a trip aren’t the ones you expect to  and this is true of our trip to Mt Daisen. The intention had been that we...

Its been some weeks since I posted an update on my challenge to climb all the hills that make up the Malvern Hills.  Life has been incredibly demanding and tiring recently...

To say I am euphoric, ecstatic and triumphant right now would be an understatement.  Last week I introduced you to the challenge my eldest son set me to climb to the...

The thing that struck me more than anything during our week in Cornwall was the wildflowers.  Anyone who has holidayed in Cornwall will know all about the narrow windy roads with...

You  will have seen from my recent posts here and here, my sons and I visited Italy last week for a holiday.   We were based in Sorrento and had a fab...

In an attempt to get fit, which I am most certainly not, I have started to go for regular walks on the  Malvern Hills. With such a wonderful landscape no more...

    I know yet more snowy pictures but my eldest is entertaining himself with roaming around the local area with my camera and I  thought these were particularly atmospheric –...

Up amongst the Malvern Hills there are a number of quarrys where Malvern stone used to be sourced. Malvern stone is very distinctive and is basically granite.  When they build walls...