Plenty of pumpkins

Pumpkin season is upon us here in the USA.  Where I am staying the family has grown and harvested numerous pumpkins. The weather conditions are not the best for gardening - it is dry, very hot during the day and very cold at night. Nonetheless, the garden here is a success. We have been enjoying... Continue Reading →

Did you know?

The state of Montana is three times as big in land mass size than the UK. Yet Montana has a population size of 1 million human inhabitants and the UK has a population of 64 million people. This is part of the reason people move 'West' in the USA - to get away from people.... Continue Reading →


The one and only cinema in Dillon was showing Martian today, so we went along to see it. For Dillon, I was pleasantly surprised that their cinema was up to scratch even if it was too old fashioned to use tickets. The theatre was a respectable size and the audio and screen quality were good... Continue Reading →

Friendly folk

Growing up in a busy city, with strangers all around it has been ingrained in me not to talk to anyone I do not know. I have now been living in the countryside just over two months and I still get alarmed when the passerby smiles at me, waves or worse yet talks to me.... Continue Reading →

Sellway Meadows

The dictionary definition of restoration is, ‘the action of returning something to a former condition’. This in theory is pretty straight forward. For example, fixing up an old bike would involve cleaning it, replacing any broken parts and giving it a lick of paint. The idea of restoration seems paramount to society.  It is courteous... Continue Reading →

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