Forest Lawn, Elston Place

When Bella died we buried her in the garden under the copse of trees over the birdbath. Then Aitch died and we – well, “we”, read about that! – buried her ashes there too. Then Blackie the gundwane (gerbil) and Cheeky the other gundwane (hamster) followed. Then Janet and Trish’s dear old Dad Neil diedContinue reading “Forest Lawn, Elston Place”

I found Neil!

Every garden should have a resident gnome. Especially if a friend of yours edited the well-known magazine Garden Gnome. Or was that Garden n Home, Lesley? My gnome lives in a hanging pot on the cottage wall and yesterday morning having breakfast I glanced up and spotted him. Next to him was a packet. OneContinue reading “I found Neil!”

Solemnish Ceremony

I gathered the kids and said “Let’s go and bury Mom’s ashes with Bella. We’ve been meaning to do it for ages, let’s do it now.” Her ashes had been keeping an eye on us from the mantelpiece. Now it was time for ceremony. We trooped down under the trees to the spot where TobiasContinue reading “Solemnish Ceremony”