Monthly Archives: June 2021

It’s the Euros ⚽️


Friday 11th to Monday 14th June

11th June to 11th July – The UEFA European Football Championship, less formally the European Championship and informally the Euros, is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations, determining the continental champion of Europe.

It’s time for the Euros, yay! Lots of football for me to watch ⚽️

A good way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon 🙂

And the lovely weather continued, ideal for pottering in the garden.

I made these out of our empty coconut shell bird feeders!

I’ll keep you posted on how well they grow 🌱

I wonder if they’ll do as well as the succulents in my lovely yellow teacup?!

This is how it was looking back in April last year and after a bit of a tidy up.

And this is it now 👍

Secret Garden


Tuesday 1st to Thursday 10th June

1st to 7th June – National Volunteers’ Week, a week dedicated to thanking all volunteers for their time, energy, commitment, values and skills.

Thank you Ward 7F 😍

I am looking forward to the time when I am allowed to come back and visit the patients on the ward.

I had an enjoyable trip to Blenheim Palace at the weekend. Just from simply deciding to walk around the grounds of the Palace a different way to usual, meant that we got to see some different views which was a nice change.

And we found the Secret Garden! 😱

“The Secret Garden at Blenheim Palace used to be the private garden of the 10th Duke of Marlborough, the present Duke’s father. This beautiful garden had fallen into disuse but has been recently restored.”

It was lovely in the Secret Garden. There were so many different types of plants to see.

A nice, warm and sunny afternoon! ☀️

Sunny walks


Saturday 22nd to Monday 31st May

It has been almost two years since Hook Norton Brewery have been able to use their Shire horses for deliveries (thanks to Covid). They are one of only 3 breweries in the UK that still use the Shire horse for their deliveries. They usually deliver to the pubs in Hook Norton every week.

The Shire horse is one of three native British breeds of heavy working horse – Shire, Clydesdale and Suffolk Punch – and has, since the Second World War, declined in numbers so dramatically that they are now reputedly rarer than the Giant Panda.

We were lucky enough to get a visit to our town at the weekend.

From 1st to 23rd May was Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

“Enjoy a walk around the lanes of Chipping Norton passing images of work from local artists.”

So that’s what I did! Here’s just a few of my favourites.

Can you see the face?

Some lovely sunny weather of course means some more lovely sunny walks. I find it hard to get myself to stay inside!

I spy Chippy

Pinching the duck’s bread!

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