Swansea Vale

Swansea Vale – My New Patch

Suburban, residential and business park. Three phrases which you might not necessarily associate with either me or this blog but that’s exactly the kind of place which I’ve recently adopted as my new local patch. Never fear, the likes of Cefn Drum and Bryn-bach-Common will still be featuring regularly but Read more…

Lamb

The Return of Spring

Twenty four hours later and you’d be forgiven for thinking that Sunday’s blizzards were just a dream. Sunshine and clear blue skies abound with only a few small pockets of snow holding on in shaded crevices any reminder of our recent wintry weather.  Finally it feels as if we’ve been Read more…

First Wheatear of 2018

The Wheatears Have Arrived

What a gorgeous evening yesterday was. Sunny, mild and, best of all, the first time this year I’ve been able to get back from work and still have enough daylight remaining to head out for a walk. I can’t explain how wonderful that simple act felt and boy were my Read more…

Garden Brambling

Garden Brambling

The last weekend in November was significant for two very good reasons. Firstly it was cold, seriously cold, hopefully heralding the start of winter proper after a month of seeming indecision which saw weather conditions range from wet and mild to even wetter and milder. About time too as December Read more…

Autumn Colours

Autumn Colours

Unless you wish to hear tales of my exploits with a pressure washer then the weekend just gone was pretty much a bust. Two days of at times torrential, occasionally biblical, rainfall meant plenty of time spent indoors with any brief break in the weather being used to tackle garden Read more…