Finally, the Garden…

Back in the spring, my mother-in-law asked for an update on the garden, and I diligently took loads of photos, and then forgot all about it.  But I remembered tonight, when I was sorting all my photos so figured I’d post them now. As a reminder, this is what the garden looked like when we moved in…

There was a Crooked Lady, with a Crooked House

The last time I saw my Uncle was 17 years ago.  I was in college, doing a Bachelors Degree in Education with English and Technology; and my uncle was on a visit from Canada.  He doesn’t visit his childhood home very often, because it isn’t the same as it was when he was younger. The…

The Paw Paw Tree

I just realised I haven’t added a picture of our Pawpaw tree yet…. Well here it is… (Image: Marc up a ladder behind a Papaya tree in a backyard with planters on either side)

45 litres of Grape Juice

So anyway, I promised Vicky I’d show her how to make red wine.  It’s the Turkey Race coming up in December, which is the biggest event of the Kuwait Sailing Club year; and it’s about time we started brewing for the mulled wine for the beach!  So, after Shanghai, off we tootled to City Centre…

Going Bananas!

Did I mention that Marc bought a banana tree on Saturday? Well, it’s been 3 days, and the banana tree is still going strong. I asked what sort of bananas we’re going to get, and was told they’ll be small Indian bananas. The best!! I can’t wait! (Image: A banana tree, about 4 feet high,…

Duct Tape for £13 / roll – BARGAIN!

Had a really busy day yesterday. Bin Nisf is the hardware store here, of sorts. It’s not like the superstores you get in UK now, but like the old ones you used to get on the village High Street. It’s ull of treaures like cheap torches, and over-priced batteries, and garden hose nozzles (I bought…