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 →

The Wild West

Don't you think this lake is a beautiful, natural wonder? I did at first too. Until I discovered that it had been poisoned with rhodium, explaining the green colour. The chemical is white but was dyed green to track it's dispersal. The reasoning behind the poisoning was to kill all the fish in the lake.... Continue Reading →

World animal day

Today, Dillon's Episcopal church held their Sunday service in honour of their pets. The church was established in 1881 and had a small congregation of about 20 people, 8 dogs, 1 parrot, 1 cat and 5 horses. The service was quiet an experience as you can imagine. It kicked off as you would expect with... Continue Reading →

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