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About me

I'm a retired English teacher living just outside Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. I enjoy nothing better than being in my garden, which is small but packed! We have one son, married to Carly and we have two granddaughters, Freya April, born 3rd April 2011 (she was actually born on Mother's Day) and Eliza Ivy born 2nd of November 2014. I've got a bit of a wanderlust, so I love travelling both in the UK and abroad. I hate winter weather as I suffer from Osteoarthritis which is always worse in the cold months, which is one of the reasons my OH (Richard) and myself try to get away for a couple of weeks in the winter, to somewhere a bit warmer and drier. I enjoy chatting to other GoY members and I'm pleased to say I've made some lovely friends since joining. I don't really have any favourite flowers or plants, but I have to admit to hating Spanish Bluebells.

Latest photos

  • Enjoying the sun.
  • Rhapsody in Blue ...for Cottagekaren.
  • Gertrude Jekyll
  • Special Anniversary Standard

Latest blogs

A Battle Royal..

Posted on 11 Jul, 2017 19 comments

Pigeon Deterant part 2.

Posted on 2 Jul, 2017 34 comments

Pigeon deterant..

Posted on 28 Jun, 2017 18 comments

Latest questions

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Joined in Mar 2012

Country: United Kingdom

County: West Yorkshire