Back after a break!

Hello everyone, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted but I’m looking forward to blogging more frequently from now on.

Since I last posted, I’ve been enjoying retirement – lots more time for creativity, gardening, friends and family!

My daughter, Isla, has been dealing with a difficult health condition and has started her own blog where she talks about her experiences and posts her own artwork, you can find her at Medically Unexplained.

I spent a week staying with my son a few weeks back, and visited Hillier Gardens in Hampshire. The seasonal planting displays are stunning and I’m feeling very inspired by all the colours and patterns.


Earlier this month, my family and I visited Oxford for Isla’s graduation ceremony. We were lucky to have good weather and it was an emotional day – it was lovely to see my daughter all grown up and stepping into the next stage of her life. I’ve included some of my favourite photos of the day below. Oxford Graduation Isla in her gown and hood, walking across Wadham College quad with Alex.Oxford GraduationLunch in Wadham College hall, Isla and Greg kept each other amused!Oxford Graduation The Graduation Ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford Graduation The family all together after the ceremony (my son in formal wear…)Oxford Graduation Oxford GraduationOxford Graduation