My first blog about the cottage garden was posted in February 2012 and now I am introducing you to the garden we have created behind our “new house”, built in 2012, on the headland to the north of the original cottage. The cottage garden and the adjacent vegetable garden with polytunnel, fruit cages and orchard … More An Introduction
Winter a time of myth, magic and story telling and for those who live on the outer edges of Europe where the power of the old gods is still perceptable, it does no harm to respect the ancient traditions. Afterall winter is the time of the Cailleach Bhéara, the winter goddess who rules between Samhainn … More Latha Fèill Brìde (Bride’s Feast Day)
I have always known that the time would come when we would have to sell Croft Garden Cottage and the autumn of 2018 was the right time. The hard part was making the decision and as I am not prone to sentimentality there are no regrets, especially as we have some lovely new neighbours. We … More One last look…..
Baking with Bach, Beethoven or Brubeck is the perfect way to spend a bleak January afternoon. The croft kitchen is a refuge from a raw westerly wind and I’m wrapped in warmth, light and music, drenched by the aroma of spices, dark molasses sugar and ginger. However, let us not get carried away by too … More Relish with Ravel or Scones with Schubert