Tagged: veranda

Death by Sun-Lounger

Everyone has certain memories of childhood that they always remember. One of mine is my grandma, who lived next door, sat in her small veranda in her sun-lounger. A box under the footrest where the cats slept to keep her company. She would sit, and watch our yard and into our kitchen… and drive my mum mad. But that’s a whole ‘nother story. So imagine how thrilled I was when my Grandma gave me her beloved sun-lounger when I got my first place with a small garden. How she must have loved me to give me this oh-so-special chair. That was until I tried it. It had two positions – upright like an old fashioned school ma’am was shouting at you, or perfectly flat if...

That Tune Just gets Under your Skin

Do you ever find yourself stuck with a tune going round and round in your head? Don’t know why I asked, really, because I know you do. And it’s usually one of the following. The last song you hear before you leave the house; The annoying one off an advert; The one your husband sings in the shower; The one where someone says a word and your crazy brain finds out a song that has that word in it and… you’re doomed. The worst thing is… It’s always, without fail, the worst song ever. Nothing that you would actually ever confess to liking. And it just Won’t go AWAY! I’ve been looking at garden chairs, and in particular swing seats and rocking chairs a lot...

Perfect Swimming Weather

It’s been a soggy old wet day here today. “Great weather for ducks” is how my Gran would refer to it (although ducks actually hate the rain). Anyways, as far as I am concerned, a day like today is perfect weather for an outdoor swim – whether in a pool, river or the sea. Seriously. I mean it. If you’ve not tried it then go for it. The only snag is getting dry afterwards – but then that’s a hassle whatever the weather. I discovered this kind of swimming on one of my extended holidays with my Aunt. About three miles from her house was a neglected outdoor swimming pool – filled with echoes of days of yore. From the wooden changing rooms with the...