Focused Friends Favourites – Issue 5

Hi, this is Deano writing..... ...I must say that one of my favourite things is a person, my friend and colleague here at focused friends; Margaret S. Morton. I am LOVING this wonderful new 'Favourite Things' column and I am delighted to be able to contribute, after what has been a challenging year.Being my first... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2020

I had so many plans for progressing the garden, this year. I recall thinking about some of my plans, on New Years Eve, as I thought happily about the year ahead. Ten days later, my beautiful mum died! I lost all sense of time. My world changed. Initially, I was in such shock that my... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2018

What an icey start to the year. this was! We started with snow and it went on for a couple of months. This was pretty deep and the snow drifted on the land around our cottage, here by the Suffolk coast. We had moments of seeming reprieve, when it seemed at last that the thaw... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2014

This was a year in which we started considerable planting. The year had started with another period of snow. The dogs had now reached an age where they were very feisty and challenging; 'the terrible twos'. This meant they were full of energy and play and that they would delight in digging up the garden.... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2013

This was a year which started with quite a persistent snowfall. I tend to dread the onset of snow, because it has always brought prolonged cold that causes me considerable physical pain. I was still pre-Parkinson's diagnosis, though I much suspected Parkinson's, in 2013. Yet, I was still living with the symptoms and these were... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2012

(I can’t find garden photos for 2011, but if they turn up, I will make a post about the garden in 2011).From my post about our garden in 2010, we sadly had to put our beautiful dog, Fred, to sleep in January 2011. His loss was absolutely enormous and we were utterly heartbroken. To this... Continue Reading →

My Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2009

My then partner, Kevin (now my husband) and I moved into our Suffolk cottage, which dates back to the 16th century, in 2009. It was October and the first thing we knew we had to address was that the main private garden, at the rear of the cottage, did not have a complete fence. This... Continue Reading →

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